Okay, it’s time for my second rant! Steak Knives…. What the heck is the point of steak knives? I am sick and tired of ordering a steak and then being handed a different knife that resembles something that might once have been owned by that famous frontiersman, Jim Bowie. A knife which, if I carried… Continue reading Steak Knives – What’s the point?
Well…. What a start to the Evening Standard’s London Food Month!!! Chef Dave Cousin at the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse has gone back in time for his inspired Childhood Memories Menu available during this June in London’s Food Month. Time proven classics – Crackling Skins, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Jelly & Ice Cream… Continue reading Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14
We are all aware of the celebrity and TV chefs who receive all the attention of our media. For the most part, such recognition is thoroughly well deserved, but there are hundreds of extremely talented chefs working across the London restaurant scene, most of whom go unrecognised. Where I am able to do so, I… Continue reading Dave Cousin – Head Chef, Straight + Narrow Restaurant
When I think of comfort food, it’s hard to get past a big plate of these slow-cooked, sticky Chinese Spare Ribs. They are a family favourite and I hope you’ll enjoy them too. This is the simplest of recipes (three ingredients) and although it will take you three, yes THREE, hours to make them, your… Continue reading Sticky Chinese Spare Ribs
Now, suitably refreshed, we headed out for dinner – to Chinatown. Chinatown in Bangkok? Who’d have thought it? But Bangkok has a thriving Chinese population and when you hit Chinatown proper, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Hong Kong (absent the skyscrapers). Wandering around the streets they are teeming with little restaurants cooking… Continue reading Bangkok Street Food Tour Part 2
Review: 4th April 2017 Viet Café – Vietnamese Restaurant Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG There are many reasons to visit Vietnam – the countryside, the cities, the beaches, the people, the culture… and the food. Trust me, if you have never been to Vietnam, it is worth visiting for the food alone! While all of the Far… Continue reading Viet Café – Vietnam on a plate
There is something very rewarding about cooking with kids, passing on knowledge and watching the wonder and pride on their faces when they produce something delicious from an oven. For me it is no exception, especially when I have such an enthusiastic Sous Chef as my great-niece, Reya, aged 6. One of her favourite meals… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – Mac n’ Cheese