Month: September 2014

Meat Free Monday – Romanesco & Stilton Gratin

Meat Free Monday – Romanesco & Stilton Gratin

Welcome to Meat Free Monday and after yesterdays glorious weather, we’re serving up something a little more in keeping with the draich and damp day that has greeted us today. Today we give you Romanesco. One of the more unusual vegetables you’ll come across, Romanesco appears to be part psychedelic […]

Wells Food Festival – The Countdown Begins

Wells Food Festival – The Countdown Begins

We’re hugely excited about being involved in this years Wells Food Festival on October 12th. Now in its second year it attracted over 3500 visitors in its first year and is already looking like smashing it this year with a bigger and better programme including over 50 or Somerset’s greatest […]

Tarte Flambée

Tarte Flambée

We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with many of recipes for our little pop up La Petite Bouchee including tarte flambée. We’ll be putting it on the autumn menu for sure. Tarte flambée is an Alsatian dish composed of bread dough rolled out very thin in  a rectangle (traditionally) or […]

Meat Free Monday – Nappa Cabbage Coleslaw

Meat Free Monday – Nappa Cabbage Coleslaw

Welcome to Meat Free Monday, today we looking at one of my favourite types of cabbage. Napa or Nappa cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis), also known as celery cabbage, is a type of Chinese cabbage originating near Beijing in China, and is widely used in East Asian cuisine. In much […]

A Brief History-Kimchi (Part 2)

A Brief History-Kimchi (Part 2)

We’re revisiting Kimchi today and looking at the nutritional benefits and cooking a delicious soup filled with flavour. South Koreans consume 40 pounds (18 kg) of kimchi per person annually, and Korea is credited with a rapid economic growth in part because of eating the dish. Kimchi is made of […]

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, in a powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, amongst others. The Capsicum genus is part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is named for the […]

Prime Cuts: Honey & Mustard Herbed Ham Hock

Prime Cuts: Honey & Mustard Herbed Ham Hock

We’re back in the butchers for another prime cut, today ham hock and a delicious recipe using honey, mustard and herbs. A ham hock is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the toes of the foot, where the foot was attached to the hog’s leg. It is the portion of the […]

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

An affogato (literally meaning “drowned” in Italian) is a coffee-based pudding, usually taking the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur. It is a fabulous quick fix if you […]