Archive For March 2019

itsu Chilli Miso – soup and more

itsu Chilli Miso – soup and more

We might think we know all about Japanese food. It’s sushi, isn’t it? In fact there is a dish that is eaten more often than that aforementioned raw fish and rice, and that is miso soup – and one can enjoy that at almost every meal in Japan, including breakfast. Miso, the central ingredient to…

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Freewheeling along the Voie Bressane

Freewheeling along the Voie Bressane

A modern-day adventure in step with today’s tastes, cycling tourism is the latest thing in travel. In order to welcome an ever-growing number of enthusiasts, Burgundy-Franche-Comté has put the wheels in motion in an attempt to reinvigorate its vast network of cycling trails and dream up some new itineraries. This is true for the Voie…

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Lee Kum Kee and Ken Hom’s Spicy Aubergines

Lee Kum Kee and Ken Hom’s Spicy Aubergines

Ken Hom’s Braised Spicy Aubergines Lee Kum Kee have some of the best Chinese ingredients available in the UK. Celebrated Chef Ken Hom takes advantage of these in this recipe for Spicy Aubergines. Delicious! Ingredients 450g (1 lb) aubergines 2 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Premium Dark Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Chilli Garlic…

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Wild and Game quality fare

Wild and Game quality fare

I have tasted Wild and Game award-winning products before. Read my Christmas pâté review here https://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/index.php/wild-and-game-for-christmas/  I was expecting quality and tradition and perhaps a bit of innovation. I wasn’t disappointed. The culinary term ‘game’ usually describes meat from animals and birds such as grouse, pheasant, and partridge, and Wild and Game add other ingredients…

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Madeira – a younger look

Madeira – a younger look

This beautiful and unique island has been a much-loved destination for European tourists, yet primarily for the slightly older generation. But this traveller wonders why, when Madeira has so much to offer for everybody. It has not only an all-year-round summer climate, but tropical flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables. It’s rich in culture and history,…

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Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s Mega Milk Chocolate Egg  and more Yes, it’s almost Easter and chocolates are on our near horizons. It’s true that it’s a religious celebration but it’s also very much associated with sweet treats for the kids, Easter Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, and those very sickly cream-filled eggs. Luckily Lily O’Brien’s comes to…

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Bumbu Rum XO

Bumbu Rum XO

Well, here is a rather different rum. Bumbu has great shelf appeal with a bottle and oversized cork which have as much to do with swashbuckling pirates and Errol Flynn as contemporary drinks marketing. The black glass is embossed with the company name, and a metal ‘X’ flies like a pirate’s insignia right in the…

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Kanada-Ya Panton Street – Haymarket

Kanada-Ya Panton Street – Haymarket

This is my second visit to this small but perfectly appointed chain of Japanese cafés. Kanada-Ya presents a casual den for those who love noodles. You can read my first article here …and it’s glowing. https://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/index.php/kanada-ya-or-how-i-found-my-noodle/ Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, the brand was founded by Kanada Kazuhiro in Yukuhashi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, in 2009. …

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itsu crispy seaweed thins

itsu crispy seaweed thins

Deep joy! Another seaweed snack. No, dear reader, I am not kidding. I love this healthy and tasty stuff, and not just surrounding one’s sushi, either! Enjoy itsu crispy seaweed thins. I have tried two flavours of itsu crispy seaweed thins. The ‘thin’ element really is ‘butterfly light’ as the company actually says. (Who has…

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Mercado dos Lavradores, Madeira

Mercado dos Lavradores, Madeira

It is perhaps one of the highlights of any vacation: a trip to an exotic and thoroughly Instagrammable market is hard to beat for local colour and atmosphere. Madeira has a gem of a covered market in the middle of Funchal and it’s well worth a visit. It’s a celebrated and popular landmark in the…

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John Burton-Race on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise

John Burton-Race on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise

John Burton-Race Floats New Menu on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise Two Michelin star celebrity chef, John Burton-Race, is to set sail aboard a luxury river cruise ship as guest chef for an exclusive group this September. Burton-Race is to partner with Go Cruise and AmaWaterways to provide his amazing flair and cooking skills to 20 exclusive…

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McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands has produced a new and rather exceptional gin called McQueen and the Violet Fog.  This contains a wealth of botanicals, and six of them are said to be “found in no other gin in the world”. The McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin bottle is statuesque and…

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Chihuly, Groninger Museum, Groningen

Chihuly, Groninger Museum, Groningen

Until 5 May 2019 ‘Chihuly’ will be an exhibition of sensational creations by world-renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition is specially curated for the museum, in partnership with Chihuly Studio, and will be the largest European museum showing of the artist’s work in the last 20 years. Comprising 16 installations inside and outside…

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