Archive For November 2017

Creamy Corn Empanadas

Creamy Corn Empanadas

From BBC Food   Empanadas are perfect for picnics or pop a couple of these creamy corn pasties in your lunch box.   Ingredients For the pastry 450g/1lb plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 60g/2¼oz butter, diced into 1cm/½in cubes 60g2¼oz lard or vegetable shortening, diced into 1cm/½in cubes   For the…

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French Pâtisserie – A baking class – review

French Pâtisserie – A baking class – review

Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts Mostly Food & Travel Journal Baking Book of 2017 I review many books during the year. The majority of them have great culinary merit and illustrate the passion of those who penned these volumes. They come in all sizes but sometimes they are just…

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In Nuenen with Vincent van Gogh – travel review

In Nuenen with Vincent van Gogh – travel review

Vincent van Gogh’s Nuenen is documented in charming fashion at the Vincentre Who is this ‘Vincent’ and where is Nuenen? We are exploring the life of THE Vincent. That’s Vincent van Gogh. Yes, he of the Potato Eaters and Starry, Starry Night fame. Nuenen, a beautiful small town in the region of Brabant in The…

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

From BBC Food   A hearty couscous salad that is so simple to make. For a slightly different flavour, use the zest and juice of one lime. Serve with plain grilled chicken or fish for an easy summer meal.   Ingredients 225g/8oz couscous 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1 red…

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Mexico: A Culinary Quest – review

Mexico: A Culinary Quest – review

Introduces the reader to the real spirit of Mexican food This is truly a gastronomic coffee-table book. More accurately I should say that it’s a 600-page tome the size of a coffee table. Well, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration but it does have generous proportions and considerable heft. Mexico is huge! Mexico: A…

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Loving Vincent …and Tim – exhibition review

Loving Vincent …and Tim – exhibition review

The ‘Loving Vincent’ Exhibition of the Animated Film The Loving Vincent Exhibition is now open at the Noord Brabant’s Museum in Den Bosch. This beautiful town is just one hour from Amsterdam by train, too. The exhibition runs until 28th January 2018 and displays 120 of the paintings from the film. The exhibition shows how…

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Classic Food of Northern Italy – review

Classic Food of Northern Italy – review

Anna Del Conte is, or so says The Times, ‘The queen of Italian cuisine’ and she is certainly an iconic writer. The original edition (1996) of ‘Classic Food of Northern Italy’ won both The Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. This is an updated…

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Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

Corn Pancakes with Chilli Sauce

By: Allegra McEvedy   Ingredients 280 g sweetcorn, fresh or frozen 1-2 spring onion, green part only, finely chopped 3 eggs 1 tbsp light soy sauce 3 tbsp plain flour groundnut oil, to fry, sunflower/veg also fine Asian chilli sauce, to serve   Method Mix the sweetcorn and spring onions together. Beat the eggs with…

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Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

Chickpea dip and pitta fingers

From Sainsbury’s A combination of chickpeas, garlic, virtually fat free fromage frais and parsley.   Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Ingredients 410g can chickpeas, drained 1 small clove garlic 3 tablespoons Be Good To Yourself virtually fat free fromage frais 20g pack flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Freshly ground…

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