Articles from March 2012

March 2012 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Spring is in the air at Fifteen Cornwall

    Friday March 23rd, 2012

    To celebrate the very best of the season’s produce the social enterprise restaurant is hosting another Farmers’ Markets on Saturday 24th March

  • Manna from Panama

    Wednesday March 21st, 2012
  • The Debated History of the Simnel Cake

    Monday March 19th, 2012

    Simnel Cake is an Easter time fruit cake, made with lemon, dried fruits and peel, treacle and marzipan. It turns out that an interesting mythology has formed around this ancient fruity fare. 

  • The Jugged Hare, Clerkenwell

    Sunday March 18th, 2012
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

    Friday March 16th, 2012

    Like no other jilted capital Istanbul engulfs visitors with its razzled charms, the musk of rose petal tinged with rancid fish-heads the prelude to your renewed affections. Important things have happened in this city of minarets; here the past isn’t so much a passive resident but a restless dervish whirling down the backstreets off Taxsim square, where men smoke the hookah and sip coffee as thick and loamy as compost.

  • Bacon week - bringing it all home

    Sunday March 11th, 2012

    The power of bacon should not be underestimated. Cooking it releases an intense odour that has the ability to kill off the most horrific human hangover. In fact, the overwhelming inducement of continuous cooked, crispy bacon even convinced me that going to Telford was something to relish.

  • Tea Growers’ Afternoon Tea

    Friday March 9th, 2012

    Anna Hansen, she of the Modern Pantry and an MBE to boot, is serving afternoon tea at her pleasantly Georgian townhouse restaurant in Clerkenwell Square.Boutique tea traders Lalani & Co have hooked up with her to create a unique taste experience- Tea Growers’ Afternoon Tea

  • Champagne Cocktails with the Master

    Wednesday March 7th, 2012

    Cocktail Masterclasses at La Pont de La Tour with Mr Popovic are a splendid way to enjoy a Monday evening. A perfect way to enjoy a quiet drink with a friend and learn a thing or two from someone who understands the mysterious way of the cocktail.

  • Hot and handy. The Thermapen cooking thermometer is a must-have in any kitchen

    Tuesday March 6th, 2012

    Cheaper probes take longer, which makes them not all that useful, but the Thermapen uses a K thermocouple, which James May will tell you is a good thing and only found on the better probes. It can measure from -49.9C to +299.9C, and if your chicken ever reaches that higher temperature you can safely assume that your BBQ has already melted and the fire brigade are about to axe down your front door.

  • Hyatt Regency London Tapas and very tasty Riojas at the Chef's Table

    Monday March 5th, 2012

    The menu pairs the “La Rioja” region wines of Bodegas LAN, from the flagship Vina Lanciano Reserva to the recent high-end Lan Edicion Limitada, Bodegas LAN using its blended oak barrels technique  - mixed wood barrels with staves of American oak and heads of French oak - with a five-course family-style variety of traditional Spanish tapas and main dishes.

  • A Cook's Kitchen in Leominster

    Sunday March 4th, 2012

    If you go down to the most rural backwater of Herefordshire today, you’ll probably be surprised by A Cook’s Kitchen. Situated in the enormous barn at Dunkerton’s Cider Mill and down the most crooked of country lanes is the manifest dream of a young couple, Bonnie and Tom.