Tag: food

Book Review : The Foodie by James Steen

Book Review : The Foodie by James Steen

It won’t have escaped people’s notice when they come to our home that we have rather a lot of books. On closer inspection one will notice that the vast majority of them in one room are cookbooks. I’d hazard a guess at around 500+, oh and the ones piled high […]

Spicy Seafood With Halloumi

Spicy Seafood With Halloumi

We are delighted to welcome Caro’s niece Catherine Kidd to the blog today. Catherine is currently studying for a postgraduate diploma in Dietetics at King’s College, London and working via social media and blogging to promote current, evidence-based interest in nutrition. Catherine has always been a foodie; she loves cooking, talking […]

Meat Free Monday – Edamame Bean Salad

Meat Free Monday – Edamame Bean Salad

It’s Meat Free Monday and we’re off to Japan and one of my favourites, edamame. I love them steamed with just a smidge of coarse sea salt or in soups or marinated in flavours of Japan. Today I’m using them in a salad, packed with vegetables and seasonings. With the […]

Sunday Lunch – Lancashire Hotpot

Sunday Lunch – Lancashire Hotpot

Sunday lunch in the winter time means big rib-sticking stews and casseroles to keep the cold out and warm us from the inside. The Lancashire Hotpot, increased in popularity by the soap character Betty Turpin in Coronation Street with her version of this iconic British dish.It was served daily in […]

Kitchen Alchemy – What Makes A Good Recipe ?

Kitchen Alchemy – What Makes A Good Recipe ?

A pinch of this. A squeeze of that. Spice. Seasoning. Flavour. Taste. Cooking. 20th Century Alchemy – Caro Ness A couple of weeks  ago I was invited to be a guest on Karen Kennaby, presenter of the Untangled FM radio show Taste Of Life. Last Thursday evening, Karen and I spent […]

Historical Fayre – The 20th Century

Historical Fayre – The 20th Century

Food in the 20th century reflected the great diversity of people living in each country. What people ate depended primarily upon who they were (ethnic heritage, religious traditions), where they lived (regional food preferences: New Orleans Creole in the USA, Welsh in the UK, for example) and how much money […]

Do You Want To Be The Next Julia Child?

Do You Want To Be The Next Julia Child?

We have a great blog this morning from Jennifer Smith, who ponders the question, Do you want to be the next Julia Child? At some point we all get tired of cooking the same things over and over. While humans are creatures of habit at some point our taste buds […]

Bring Me Sunshine – The Sunshine Award

Bring Me Sunshine – The Sunshine Award

The wonderful, multi-talented and award-winning Author Caro Ness at Caro Ness Author  has nominated me for a Sunshine Award for inspirational and creative recognition and I am delighted to accept this lovely accolade. I have to reveal 7 things about myself as part of my receiving this award, so here […]

Food Photography – Hugh Johnson

Food Photography – Hugh Johnson

It truly is a Good Friday and I am delighted to welcome Hugh Johnson, food photographer to the blog. I first met Hugh one February lunchtime in Islington when he greeted me at the inaugural Arancini Challenge being hosted by Carluccio’s. I had been asked to be on the judging panel […]