Posts Tagged “fish”

Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook – review

Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook – review

I was expecting something special. It was coming from Face Publications and their books are superb! I wasn’t disappointed with Hook Line Sinker! Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook by Galton Blackiston impresses before one even opens the cover: the pages are edged in shining silver. The transparent dust jacket shimmers. A quality presentation…

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Forman’s Restaurant, Hackney – review

Forman’s Restaurant, Hackney – review

London is moving east. There has been much investment in an area that already had good transport links. New building for both housing and commerce has revitalised local economies and indeed aspirations. H. Forman’s restaurant is best placed to enjoy the benefits of a rising population that appreciates tastes of the good life. Forman’s Restaurant…

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The Mayfair Chippy – restaurant review

The Mayfair Chippy – restaurant review

Nothing better than traditional fish and chips. It’s nostalgic comfort food, at least if you are British. We all have memories of queueing up in a white-tiled shop with steamy windows, a high counter with glass jars of pickled gherkins and eggs, bottles of brown vinegar and salt shakers. For those who hail from beyond…

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Salmon with Wasabi-Cream Sauce – recipe

Salmon with Wasabi-Cream Sauce – recipe

Fish with Japanese heat. This is a versatile recipe than can be made when you are home alone, or increase the quantities and you have a dinner party for six. It’s simple, with few ingredients.   Ingredients per person ½ tsp powdered seaweed, made from 4tbs of shredded seaweed (available from Japan Centre), for garnish…

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The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook by Vivek Singh – review

The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook by Vivek Singh – review

Britain is an island. So it goes without saying that we are surrounded by water and have had a close relationship with the sea. Surprising, therefore, that are still so many of us who are not fish eaters. Home cooks have not had a good reputation for preparing tasty fish, and we so often resort…

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Fish Easy by Mitch Tonks – review

Fish Easy by Mitch Tonks – review

“Oh, yeah,” I hear my time-strapped reader cry, “it’s healthy and I know I should eat more of it, but do you know what time I get in of an evening? I could have dinner on the table in half an hour if I did pasta!” Well, I agree. You can indeed have pasta every…

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Vigo – Michelin Stars and Seafood – travel review

Vigo – Michelin Stars and Seafood – travel review

You will appreciate from these articles that I consider Vigo in Galicia something of an undiscovered culinary gem. The fresh produce and seafood are outstanding but you will likely be staying in a hotel where cooking facilities are strictly for the professionals, so you will want to find the best and the most interesting of…

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Fishy Fishy Cookbook by James Ginzler – review

Fishy Fishy Cookbook by James Ginzler – review

I am surprised that there are not more fish cookbooks. We live on an island and the wet stuff around the edges is sea. It’s home to a wealth of good things to eat, that seem far more appreciated by those from other European countries than by us Brits. Fishy Fishy Cookbook is the latest…

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Fish – Recipes from the Sea – review

Fish – Recipes from the Sea – review

Fish cooking is still a mystery to many of us. Even accomplished cooks might not be too sure of their culinary ground. It is delicate; we think it will be a fiddle to prepare; will the kids like it? Fish, just as with any ingredient, needs to be treated with respect but it ain’t rocket…

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Fish Cookbook by C J Jackson – review

Fish Cookbook by C J Jackson – review

Fish. It’s topical. There has been a raft of TV programmes highlighting the horrific waste of fish as it’s thrown back dead into the sea – wrong kind of fish or too much for that crew’s quota. So it’s been brought to our attention that fish is a precious resource, but one which we are…

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500 Fish and Seafood Dishes by Judith Fertig – review

500 Fish and Seafood Dishes by Judith Fertig – review

We know we should eat more fish. It’s good for us. On the other hand, perhaps eating fish and chips three times each week might not be a good diet choice. Not many people can afford to eat in fish restaurants so frequently, so that leaves the home-cooked option. The problem of fish sustainability and…

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Loch Fyne Restaurant Twickenham – review

Loch Fyne Restaurant Twickenham – review

Formed in 1998, Loch Fyne Restaurants was established to cultivate oysters in the clear, clean waters of Loch Fyne in Scotland. The company has now grown to 46 sites and they employ over 1,200 staff working all over the UK. They don’t sell just oysters but fish in all its guises and even some meat…

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Kasturi Restaurant Fish Festival – restaurant review

Kasturi Restaurant Fish Festival – restaurant review

[This venue is now closed] Kasturi is a strong-scented oil found in rare musk deer. This prized substance has been used for the most expensive and luxurious of perfumes. The name evokes opulence and richness. Kasturi the restaurant specialises in Pakhtoon cuisine, which originated in the North-West Frontier Province of the Sub-continent. The essence of…

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The Cook’s Guide to Fish and Seafood by Wendy Sweetser – review

The Cook’s Guide to Fish and Seafood by Wendy Sweetser – review

I see many cookbooks every week and hundreds every year. Most are very nice, some are inspiring, there are a few that would be better left as trees, and then there are the gems. Apple Press have done it again! This publisher never seems to put a foot wrong. They present books that are marvellously…

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Fish – The Complete Fish and Seafood Companion by Mitch Tonks – review

Fish – The Complete Fish and Seafood Companion by Mitch Tonks – review

Well, that is quite a claim for a book – to be the complete something or other. Fish – The Complete Fish and Seafood Companion does, at first glance, seem to have all the credentials of a major work on the subject. The hardback volume is artfully embossed and has the feel of quality. Mitch…

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Fish Indian Style by Atul Kochhar – review

Fish Indian Style by Atul Kochhar – review

Chef and restaurateur Atul Kochhar is one of the better known Asian faces on food TV in the UK. His restaurant, Benares, holds a Michelin star and he has recently opened another two restaurants. I think we can safely conclude that Atul understands food. Fish Indian Style is a sumptuous book with wonderful photographs by…

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Cornish Fishing and Seafood by Carol Trewin – review

Cornish Fishing and Seafood by Carol Trewin – review

Fishing is Britain’s most dangerous peacetime occupation. Now, there’s a thought! This is a gorgeous, full-colour volume (photographer Adam Woolfitt does fantastic work) that I hesitate to describe as a coffee table book. It’s glossy and lovely but it’s a book you should read. It’s a serious, worrying and inspiring book that I had to…

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Ode to the Chippie! or From Odeon to Chip Shop

Ode to the Chippie! or From Odeon to Chip Shop

It’s a magazine about Food, Places and Faces, OK? Sometimes all of those things will come together and today is one of those days when memories flow! I am not going to tell you the story of how my friend Tony set light to his car seat (adding a whole new meaning to the word…

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