As previously mentioned, I'm a big fan of Mexican food (I also like Tex Mex, but preference is towards Mexican). Starting about a year ago, unless I'm in the mood for a naughty, quick and easy Old El Paso taco kit, I make my tortillas from scratch using masa harina. It takes a bit of … Continue reading Double helping of taco filling
A theme in a lot of my cooking is something that is a horror to any professional and an absolute nightmare for any chain - inconsistency. Now, I don't try to be inconsistent, it's just the way it is sometimes. Certain days I'll have lots of basil and no spinach, pecorino and no Parmesan, kidney … Continue reading The never consistent Tomato
If I had to pick my favourite country origin for food, it would be Mexican, hands down. I'm lucky enough to live in a place where you're not limited to one, so if I got to pick a second, it would be Italian. Who doesn't like a pizza, lasagne, other beautiful pastas and all of … Continue reading Glorious green Italian pesto
I love Mexican food and I got very excited when I was able to find more types of chilies at Whole Foods. Your average grocery store in the UK has green and red chilies and nothing in between. Let me tell you though, if you google 'chilies' you'll find a ton more varieties than that. … Continue reading Chilli can be cool too
The other day I bought some hummus and an olive ciabatta roll from Tesco for lunch. I saw a colleague do it and as I'm always on the lookout for something new, or at least slightly different, to divert me from the repetition of Pret, Eat, Leon and the other usual suspects. There's actually plenty … Continue reading Why buy Ciabatta rolls from Tesco?
My fiancé and I started doing meal preps for the week on Sundays. I love a good sandwich and all, but we'd both gotten a bit bored with Pret and Eat sandwiches the all taste pretty meh and "sushi" from places that Japanese sushi chefs say "No, no, no!" to. So, the only real option … Continue reading Sorry Big Ketchup
Let's not kid ourselves - I'm no Ivan Orkin or any form of proper ramen chef, chef, cook or any other sort of professional in the food industry. But damn if I don't love food and love trying to make things that others have mastered. After watching the Chef's Table episode about Ivan Orkin I … Continue reading Victor Ramen