Writing about food seems entirely trivial after this strange and maddening weekend of limbo, but despite how scary and unknown things are, life carries on. We get up in the morning and go about our days as normal, hoping future days won’t be too different or much worse. Cooking has been a good distraction this weekend, to avoid the car crash that is the press and social media. I want to stay informed, but you need to switch off for your sanity eventually, and the kitchen is an excellent sanctuary.
This is a simple recipe that delivers flavour in spades, and is a perfect weeknight meal with the addition of rice, naan or pita and green vegetables. (more…)
Thali Cafe is the kind of place I want to be my local. My Indian restaurant for any occasion – a quick masala chai before work, a spicy lunch to jumpstart your afternoon or a fine evening out with great company.
Until they come to Cambridge (they’re based in Bristol) we’ll just have to keep finding excuses to visit the South West, which is no bad thing! We were on our way to Bath last week so decided to stop for lunch at the Clifton cafe. Our visit was especially timely as one of my favourite Indian food writers Meera Sodha has recently collaborated with Thali Cafe on some mouthwatering summer specials. (more…)
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Let’s start something new here shall we? A few treats on a Sunday evening to help stave off the Sunday blues and give you some inspiration for Monday and beyond. I share 5 lovely things on a Friday too, you should sign up!
I admit it, I’ve fallen for the wild garlic hype. Probably because like ingredients that are fleeting, it makes them seem a little bit more special or interesting. I’ve not yet bought my first punnet of strawberries or bunch of asparagus but I’m looking forward to this year’s first taste as I do each and every year. The same goes for wild garlic, and even more so as you have to go and hunt for it, well sometimes. (more…)
Chicken thigh curry
If I told you that one of the best places in Cambridge for a curry was a pub and restaurant centering around meat, bread and beer then you’d probably think I was mad. But let me tell you, the Pint Shop’s chicken curry is up there. I was delighted to make this discovery when trying out their Autumn menu, devised by their new development chef, Rosie Sykes. (more…)