Competition – Win with Piquin Chilli Jam & Capsicana Chilli Co (NOW CLOSED)

This Competition is now closed Are you a red-hot Chilli lover? Today we’ve teamed up with the Capsicana Chilli Company Ltd to bring you a great competition and the opportunity to win a fabulous searingly hot prize. We are giving away two complete sets of the Capsicana Chilli Co range worth over...

Sloe-Sloe, Quick-Quick.. Sloe Gin

It’s that time of year again,the first frost of winter hails the gathering of fruit from the blackthorn, the sterilizing of Kilner jars which have been collecting dust in the shed and the procurement of ‘ Mothers Ruin’ yes it’s time to make Sloe Gin. I love the romantic...

Recipe Book – Intorno al tavolo a mangiare spaghetti alla bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is usually the first non-British dish most of us try. I was four  years old when I was first introduced to what I consider to be the finest Ragu/Bolognese sauce ever – my Mummy’s. I actually subscribe to the pseudo Italian phrase ‘ Just lika the Mama used to...

Pepper, Piper, Peter, Pickle?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t put at least some variety of pepper on my meal. I remember at around ten years old enjoying a family Sunday lunch with my Grandparents in Whitstable and my Nana commenting on how much pepper I was using. It wasn’t a...

Meat Free Monday – Spicy Chickpeas & Vegetables On Herbed Couscous

It’s Monday again which means we are meat free on the blog today. It’s also the 1st October which means shorter days, colder weather and lots of heart warming food. What a stark contrast today is from this time last year. Who remembers it being over 80oF? I remember...

Review – The Whitstable Oyster Company

It’s been 10 years since I ate at The Whitstable Oyster Company and 15 years since I last reviewed it. Amazingly the restaurant hasn’t changed a bit in those years, unlike my beloved ‘second home’ in some places, unrecognisable. The trendy set have moved in with their boutique chic...

The ‘Joke Of The Cheese Counter’

I first met Manish Utton-Mishra in 2010 at Jelly, a co-working for small businesses owners and freelancers in Crystal Palace. He had just acquired premises in Westow Hill and was talking with huge passion about what Good Taste Food and Drink was going deliver to the community – He has been delivering...

Recipe Book – Penne With Gorgonzola

It’s national cheese week and to celebrate I’m going to use one of my favourite cheeses Gorgonzola. Beautiful soft Italian cows milk cheese with a blue vein that has a distinctive and acidic bite. This distinctively flavoured cheese has been  made in the town of Gorgonzola ( a province...

Allium Sativum

Garlic is one of the most multifaceted vegetable,capable of curing ills, raising the dimension of a dish and has the ability to cause offence because of its very pungent smell. I cannot imagine a world without garlic I use it nearly every single day in one way or another....

Meat Free Monday – Hot Spiced Red Cabbage

Back in the late seventies my Maman used to cook a baked red cabbage dish which we would eat as an accompaniment. It was quite a filling dish, rich and casserole-like, filled with apple,onion, red cabbage and spices. I remember always being the one to crunch into a whole...
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