Food from July 2012
July 2012 Food Archive from Foodepedia
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.
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.
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'.