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  • What's On: January

    Friday January 17th, 2014

    January, you old dog. While most of the country is too busy doing the crash and burn diet, we at Foodepedia have kept our eyes on the prize with a round-up of this month’s  most exciting news in the world of nosh.

  • Satisfy your choc-orange cravings with Fox’s Limited Edition Rocky Double Choc Orange

    Wednesday February 27th, 2013

    Where there is chocolate there is orange – as artisan chocolatiers and well-known big brands always seem to discover. Those nice people at Fox’s sent us a packet of their new Limited Edition Rocky Double Choc Orange biscuit bars and cheered us up on a chilly winter day

  • Kebabs, Kings & Kung Fu Fighting

    Tuesday November 6th, 2012

    I’m sitting spinning a lazy Susan laden with bowls of Madhu’s finest curries, chewing my shami kebab in time to the still-sprightly vocal stylings of Carl Douglas. Yes, the celebrated one-hit wonder behind ‘Kung-Fu Fighting’. Surreal- even more so when Levi Roots bursts into ‘The Reggae Reggae Sauce Song’ ahead of handing Jose Pizarro the award for Restaurant of the Year for Pizarro’s. Welcome to the World Food Awards.

  • Cheddar gets fiery with Tabasco

    Wednesday October 31st, 2012

    Last year, bloggers turned their noses up at Alex James's flavoured cheeses so have Tabasco® and Long Clawson dairy made a big mistake, collaborating to create Tabasco® Pepper Cheese? Joanna Biddolph's tastebuds decide.  

  • A right royal treat

    Thursday October 11th, 2012

    Purveyors of meat and poultry to H.M The Queen, the folks at Donald Russell have a reputation for churning out quality mail order meat boxes and speciality pre-prepared dishes so, continuing my exploratory journey down the ready meal aisle, I looked forward to trying their new beef Moussaka.

  • Get A Bit Of Delhi In Your Belly

    Tuesday September 11th, 2012

    ‘Chocolate?’ asks the Kitchen Nazi incredulously, turning up his nose as he picks around the offending chunks, ‘What’s chocolate doing in the Bombay mix?’ Well, first of all, mate, you’ve made a geographical error- this is Delhi mix. Secondly- have you tried it? Apparently yes, and despite protestations about the wrongness of the pairing, I notice my precious tin depleting at an alarming rate. ‘Still checking you don’t like it?’ I ask, catching him tipping the last few crumbs into his gob.

  • Sunday Scoffing At School of Wok

    Wednesday August 29th, 2012

    ‘The Egg!’ I hiss triumphantly to my companion, tripping all over myself to get to said item. Seconds later, I’m sinking my teeth into a half-ovoid of sheer gustatory pleasure- all gooey sunset yolk, firm soy-poached white and the salty spike of fish roe. Simple. Stunning. Simply stunning... ‘Leave off you greedy munter,’ says the mate, ‘There’ll be none left for anyone else.’

  • Pappardelle don't preach

    Saturday August 25th, 2012

    I could be in trouble deep. That high street purveyor of middle class Italian nosh, Carluccio’s, is coming to a Sainsbury’s near you with a range of ready meals that knocks the competition into a cocked hat and I for one have had my head turned.

  • Half-baked ideas

    Thursday August 23rd, 2012

    It couldn't be easier really. You get the convenience of off-the-shelf with the aroma and freshly-baked quality of home made.

  • African Sauces: It’s Curry, Bim, But Not As We Know It

    Tuesday August 21st, 2012

    When I were a mere scrap of a lass, many family occasions were heralded by the plonking on the table of a large vat of a spicy, beefy elixir, whose flavour was largely dependent on large dollops of peanut butter. This, ostensibly, was an ‘African’ curry, and we ate it accompanied with white rice, sprinkled liberally with the contents of myriad small wooden bowls- tinned pineapple chunks, sliced banana, raisins, salted nuts, chopped apple.... The authenticity may have been in dispute, but never, ever, the sheer deliciousness.

  • Chocs Away! Thorntons Great British Competition

    Monday July 23rd, 2012

    Keith Hurdman holds the accolade of 2011's Joint Chocolatier of the Year. He also hold the title of Thorntons' master chocolatier- surely one of the most desirable jobs on the market. He might have trained all over Europe, winning medals left, right, and centre, but Keith's current obsession is with all things British. And one of my current obsessions is his Bakewell Tart bar- a remarkable Willy Wonka treat distilling every last drop of the scrumptious pudding into a block of creamy milk chocolate.

  • 'Andes' When You Fancy A Little Spice

    Monday July 16th, 2012

    Chilli sauces are hot property of late. Quite literally- nipping at the the heels of Wahaca's latest, and rather tasty, offerings is Rico Picante, claiming to deliver a big whack of flavour along with a fruity burst of fire. They also tick the trend box for provenance- hailing from that oh-so-now, country-of-the-moment- Peru.

  • The Spice Tailor... Ooh, Suits you, Sir

    Monday July 2nd, 2012

    Three unassuming sachets sit in front of a skeptical me. Nice packaging design, colourful, clean graphics- and the reassuring photo of Anjum Anand, noted for championing authentic, tasty Indian food. But, ambient curry sauces? Really, Anjum? With all due respect, I'm not sold. Until, of course, I unequivocally am. Tail firmly between my legs, I award a resounding victory to 'The Spice Tailor'.

  • Patak-ing In A Spot of Saucy Business

    Friday June 29th, 2012

    'People are always ashamed to admit they use their leftovers in curries,' Anjali Pathak declares in her broad Northern accent, 'But that's what Indian families do. Whatever's around, you throw in a few spices and turn it into something tasty- nothing's wasted'. Hopefully the notion is one which won't be wasted on the British public, either- especially when we're all in dire need of a cheap yet fulfilling feed.

  • Burgen discovers the chia seed

    Friday May 4th, 2012

    The newest Burgen loaf is a textural feast. The flavour is mild, but the seeds give it a heartier feel and make it perfect for sandwiches and toasted with soup.

  • Curries In A Hurry

    Tuesday May 1st, 2012

    A particularly noxious Indian takeaway lubricated with copious amounts of cheap cooking oil and redolent with raw spices left me feeling somewhat dirty and used. Heck, they didn't even throw in a couple of poppadoms. So it was with due trepidation I took delivery of a large box of curry ready meals from Donald Russell- akin, if you will, to Superman handling a polystyrene crate of Kryptonite.

  • Grow your own with ALLOTINABOX®

    Saturday April 28th, 2012

    Allotinabox kits contain all that you need to start growing your own vegetables and herbs anywhere, from a window sill in the city to a vegetable patch in the countryside.

  • Stork makes baking easier

    Saturday April 21st, 2012

    British baking brand Stork, has recently launched Stork Easy to Mix Baking Liquid. Stork Easy to Mix Baking Liquid is conveniently packaged in handy bottle for use in place of butter.

  • Magic Happens on the Darkest Nights with Bowmore

    Friday April 20th, 2012

    Tired of city life and craving the rugged wilds of bonnie Scotland? Next week, purveyors of that top-drawer dram, Bowmore, will host an interactive event promising to transport guests to a galaxy far, far away... well, the island of Islay, found off the West coast and home to Bowmore's distillery.

  • Java Palaver

    Friday April 20th, 2012

    We're seated in a silk-lined 'pod' with a small group of strangers, with a piped soundtrack featuring the slippery strains of modern jazz, low lighting, and a troupe of scantily-clad burlesque dancers. A honed, toned male model draws the curtains closed behind him. The stage seems set for some wholly unwholesome nefarious behaviour.