Archive of ‘Reviews’ category

Rosie Skyes’ new menu at the Pint Shop

chicken thigh curry at the pint shop cambridge

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…)

Handmade Indian mithai by Delhish [Review]

One of the things I remember most vividly about being a child is visiting Leicester and trawling up and down Belgrave Road looking at sarees before finally getting to the Indian sweet mart and stocking up on ladoos and pendas. I love Indian sweets, or mithai, and miss them a great deal now I don’t go there as often.

Delhish make handmade Indian mithai, which I was delighted to hear about – mithai in the post! (more…)

My recipe in print! The Clandestine Cake Club – A Year of Cake


Allow me to indulge a little here. I have some very exciting news! As some of you may know I run the Cambridge branch of the Clandestine Cake Club. The second Clandestine Cake Club cookbook is out this week and my recipe is in it!

My recipe for Masala Chai Cake is in the book, in the August section – representing Indian Independence Day. (more…)

Dinner with Capsicana cook sauces [review]

capsicana cook saucesI’ve long been a fan of Capsicana, their dried chillies are perfect for making homemade masala and for adding to my favourite Mexican food. Following his fantastic rebrand (love it) Ben got in touch to offer his new Latin-inspired cook sauces for review, which I’ve been experimenting with for the last few weeks. (more…)

The Sportsman, Seasalter – Photo Post


Baked Cod with Wild Garlic

Last week, for my birthday, we visited The Sportsman in Seasalter, near Whitstable, Kent. I’d been about 5 years ago, just after they gained their Michelin Star, so I was very keen to visit again to see if it was just as good as I remembered.

I ate smoked mackerel pate with soda bread and mackerel veloute, baked cod with wild garlic and a dark chocolate salted caramel tart with the crispest pastry I’ve ever had. We were also really impressed with the vegetarian options, Mr’s starter was a delicious cauliflower soup (with cheese macarons) and main was a baked red cabbage with freshly made soft cheese and mustard sauce.

It was all excellent, the fish was so fresh, the service friendly and unobtrusive and the atmosphere was lovely. We can’t wait to visit again! (more…)

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