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Best of British Food!

Asparagus, Jersey Royals and Rhubarb – the Best of British food.

Spring has finely sprung.  That to me suggests spring cleaning Рyou know, washing out the cupboards where the saucepans live and also throwing out accumulated rubbish or donating unused items to charity. Continue reading

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The 3 Musketeers

In France they would be Athos, Porthos and Aramis, but in China they are Chakall, Jimmy and yours truly.

In 2009 we co-presented a 20 part tv series for China Food TV called “Food Adventures on the Silk Road 2”. We travelled on a bus with 13 members of TV crew for 40 days and to be honest I struggled. The TV series won Best TV series in China at the China TV Awards in December past and the book (in both Chinese and English) tells of our travels. You can watch a clip HERE. Continue reading

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Jimmy’s visit and London Book Fair

When I was in china in 2009 presenting Food Adventures on the Silk Road I had 2 co-presenters, German chef Chakall and Chinese chef Jimmy. Both are over for the London Book Fair. Three days of book madness of publishers, printers and distributors. Every year the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have a stand and Chakall, Jimmy and I are promoting our Award winning book from the series. (see mine here) Continue reading

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Jimmy’s visit not off to a good start!

I am pleased to say that I now have Jimmy (from China) in the car after we finally located his luggage! I was excited about seeing him and so thought I would give him something special. After a fair amount of time searching the shelves at the Chinese Supermarket in Croydon, I chose what looked to be a magnificent bottle of Chinese wine Рjust so he could feel at home. At £25 it had to be good. Continue reading

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It’s called Organoleptic Testing!

Imagine being faced with fish cakes for breakfast. Not only one but 6 of them. Then pizza in the same numbers, sausages, cakes, chutneys, cheese, jams and then ciabatta products all before noon. That’s 48 products to score all before noon. And then the same numbers of other products all over again. Continue reading