Lets cut to the chase, I did it. I ate grasshoppers, silk worms and scorpions. In the interest of public sanity, this blog post from Yantai, in Shangdong province in China is NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.
Angus, my AGA City60 would have been proud of me today as I did the launch demo of AGA and Redfyre cookers in China. As I waked onto stage I realised I was about to teach the Chinese how to cook rice and cook a stir-fry using the Great British Cookers. And AGA and Redfyre cooked it perfectly. This is the first time a range cooker has been launched in China and I for one am so proud to have been a part of it – bringing the Great British cooker to China.
It’s amazing what one forgets about the Far East when they have not visited for a few months. It’s the little things, the sounds and smells that all of a sudden after landing are as familiar as the sight of the fields where I go home to our family farm in Northern Ireland. I’m back in China for a very busy trip, but I wish this jet-lag would go away. It’s 2 am and as Elton sang ‘good morning to the night‘. It’s 6pm at home in Blighty and my body feels it’s there. Continue reading
I’ve been travelling to China since 2009, presenting TV and writing cookery books out there as well as bringing the Best of the UK to China. This week I’m going to launch AGA cookers in China. What a privilege to be the man who launches this Great British product in the Far East. Can I help you with your brand in China?
In 2008 I co-presented the second part of a 2 part series called Food Adventures on the Silk Road in China. The series won Best Documentary at the China TV and Radio Awards in 2011 and the book accompanying the series won a Special Award of the Jury at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards on Saturday past. Continue reading
On Sunday I was at a leaving do for 2 dear friends, the sort that really influence ones life. The sort that if they are not there, they will be missed as their calmness fills a room, the security of their relationship with each other shows a strong couple.