Articles from May 2012

May 2012 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • Top 3 Hotel Destinations for Food Lovers

    Thursday May 31st, 2012

    With the help of experienced luxury holiday hotel experts Exsus luxury holidays we’ve put together some favourite destinations for fine food at hotels both in and outside of Europe, ones that you should put on your foodie radar this summer.

  • Taking a Bite of the Isle of Wight

    Thursday May 31st, 2012

    Douglas Blyde speeds across the choppy Solent to visit Britain’s largest tomato farm and taste the produce at the island’s only Michelin-starred restaurant - Robert Thompson at The Hambrough at Ventnor Bay

  • Thirty Year Old Crisps

    Thursday May 31st, 2012

    Kettle Chips celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, which Marcus finds rather bizarre, he thought they’d been around for much longer. If it only takes thirty years for the brand to climb to the top of the crisp ladder then what are the other companies playing at? Perhaps Kettle Chips have their own secret weapon? He travels north to find out…

  • We check out the Leisuregrow 100 BBQ. Dragon's Den's loss is our gain

    Wednesday May 30th, 2012

    Like many a male  I spent last weekend putting up a barbecue, driven to it by the rare sight of sun and a nagging family. Normally we just wheel out our trusty Weber charcoal BBQ but this this time we’d been persuaded to try a gas one supplied for testing -  the Leisuregrow Grillstream 100  and just in time for National Barbecue Week too.

  • Jubilee Round up. We mean it Ma'am!

    Tuesday May 29th, 2012

    Some pubs are doing tongue-in-cheek Jubilee nods and the big brands are releasing commemorative gifts that might become a family heirloom one day or have been creative with recipes for celebrating this big event. However you choose to mark the occasion, you'll be sure to find some way to tip your hat for Lizzie's big moment.

  • Ecogrill. Grill your BBQ, save the planet

    Monday May 28th, 2012

    Performance wise the ecogrill was very easy to get going, was ready to cook on within half an hour of lighting and was hot enough to cook on for at least couple of hours, which is a big improvement on the traditional, flash in the pan, disposable affairs.

  • The Guinea Grill Jubilee 'No Menu'

    Monday May 28th, 2012

    60 years is a long time, just ask the Queen, and to celebrate the Guinea is putting on the menu they served all those years ago, the ‘no menu’ for diners booking on any Friday and Saturday evening in June. You roll up, sit down and get Scottish smoked salmon, a choice of Aberdeenshire sirloin cut, originally hanging in the pub but now safe in a glass fridge, and cooked on a grill right by the door.

  • Paneer, Prawns & Pure Tandoori Temptation

    Saturday May 26th, 2012

    I can't stand the heat, but there's no way I'm getting out of this particular kitchen. Not when Bukhara's head chef JP Singh is busy threading mammoth prawns intricately onto five-foot skewers, and Manjit Gill himself is explaining the finer points of controlling fierce tandoor temperatures.

  • The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker

    Monday May 21st, 2012

    'Down here in London we love spilling out of our new media jobs and into the pub for a few beers of a weeknight. Wads of cash sear clean through the pockets of our trousers and the pub is a triffic place to get rid of them at weekends while nurturing our transient London-based friendships.' Has William been on the Bitter?

  • A Cheesecake fit for a queen

    Thursday May 17th, 2012

    Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with this new Celebration cheesecake, cut cheese collections and shopping bag from Royal Cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield.

  • Raw Fair Preview with Isabelle Legeron MW.

    Monday May 14th, 2012

    Head down to the Truman Brewery this weekend or the Raw natural wine fair. Amongst others, Soho joint Ducksoup, Elliot’s Café and Hansen Lydersen are providing the fodder, and if that isn’t enough to persuade you, some people claim that the lack of additives in natural wine means less of a hangover!

  • Feng Sushi – Chef’s Table with Silla Bjerrum

    Monday May 14th, 2012

    Having braved the torrential rain showers and the flood of office workers streaming the other way into Canary Wharf station, I was very grateful to receive on arrival a warm green tea, followed by an equally warming champagne cocktail made with aged sake – a new and enjoyable variation of the old theme.

  • Eggs easy - Mark Hix cooks Clarence Court eggs

    Thursday May 10th, 2012

    Mark Hix cooks soft boiled Clarence Court bantam egg with creamed leeks and Arbroath smokies,  Easy Over Clarence Court Goose Egg with Caper and Lemon Crust Mark and Fried Clarence Court Pheasant Egg with Sprouting Broccoli and Anchovies

  • kMix and biscuit baking with Miranda Gore Browne

    Wednesday May 9th, 2012

    Ok it was all about selling in the Kenwood kMix,their new rather cool looking stand mixer, but Sophie Morris found that getting a biscuit baking lesson from Miranda Gore Brown thrown into the mix, a protege of legendary Mary Berry, made the occasion a special one.

  • Goan, Try This Grub

    Tuesday May 8th, 2012

    Having held colonial status for nigh-on half a millenium, Goan cuisine is a melting pot in the truest sense of the word- indeed, so fiery it's in danger of burning through the toughest cooking vessel. As Gregg Wallace might phrase it, 'cooking doesn't get hotter than this'.

  • Make every second Comté

    Tuesday May 1st, 2012

    Raymond Blanc sings the praises of his home Departement, the Franche Comté in France and he's a particular fan of the eponymous cheese. Nick Harman goes out to see how Comté cheese is made in this region of mountains and Montbeliarde cows

  • The Sweet, Sweet Pleasures of Indian Mithai

    Tuesday May 1st, 2012

    Rasgulla. Balushahi. Rajbhog. Jalebi. Gulab jamun. Halwa. Barfi. Malpua. Ladycanny. Chum chum. Kalakand. Laddoo. Imarti. Pinni. Mohanthal. Sandesh. Pera... Even the names are enough to send me into a sugar-fuelled revelry. The draw of the old fashioned 'by the quarter' sweetshops on every corner bear nothing of the lure of the Indian mithai wallah- whose counters are a haphazard rainbow at the end of which lies the ultimate pot of gold- a selection box, size large.