Archive of ‘Entertaining’ category

Inspiring Business: Sous Chef

Last week I received the most simple but exotic food parcel from a new company called Sous Chef. Founded by foodie Nicola Lando, Sous Chef sources fantastic professional ingredients and cooking equipment from all over the world. The site stocks everything from Himalayan salt plates to smokers, ice-cream stabilisers to Takoyaki octopus ball kits, textured […] Read more…

Cardamom Buns & Electro Beats

I posted about Linda Lomelino’s Nutella Pie Pops last week and think I’m developing a slight girl crush because she is nesty – but also edgy… As a case in point I thought I’d leave you with a video from her food blog – a recipe for Semlor – typical Swedish flour buns seasoned with […] Read more…

Nutella Pie Pops

I sincerely apologise for what I am about to show you because it is in no way appropriate for February when we are all attempting to snuffle our way out of hibernation – but these could. not. wait. Nutella Pie Pops are surely the next big thing to follow the Cake Pop craze? These are […] Read more…

Sugar, Oh Honey Honey

Whipped Frosting This past December [unbelievably for my 30 years of age] I bought my first roll of baking paper, first set of cake tins and followed my first sugar soaked recipes. Many ruined floury messes and burnt pans later – I mastered Poached Pear Sauternes, Flourless Chocolate Cakes, Victoria Sponges, Martha’s 7 Minute Frosting and […] Read more…

Our Wedding in Mumbai

Before the moment slips away from me – I thought I would briefly share some inspiration from my once-in-a-lifetime trip to India this past November and our magical wedding in Bombay/Mumbai. To spare those who have heard all the details many times over already I will briefly say that at the beginning of November 2012 […] Read more…

2013: Living in the Moment

I guess it’s apt that my first post of 2013 should be one of reflection… You may or may not know that the song ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – traditionally sung to usher in a New Year [written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788] is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships, loved […] Read more…

Diwali at Dishoom Shoreditch

Happy Diwali everyone! We visited the newly opened Dishoom in Shoreditch this weekend where they were celebrating Diwali with delicious home-cooked style food and activities which really got me in the mood for our upcoming trip to Bombay for our wedding. Dishoom on Boundary Street [the second of its kind in London] pays loving homage to […] Read more…

Sweet Stuff: Icing Graffiti

How amazing is this Graffiti made using cake icing by Montreal-based street artist Shelley Miller? Miller creates beautiful, non-traditional graffiti & murals – adorns city walls with ornate scrolls and delicate motifs. Her latest installation, which is part of the September 2012 Nuit Blanche project, is currently showing outdoors at Metro Hall in Toronto, Canada. I […] Read more…

New Book: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

Ever wondered what the grits taste like at Merlottes Bar and Grill in Bon Temps or how good Grandma Stackhouse’sPecan Pies really were? True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps recently published by Chronicle Books is equal measures campy fun and serious recipes that celebrate Bayou country cooking inspired by the the popular HBO show […] Read more…

Sunday Brunch: Bangla Tortilla Española

Another recipe from my family tree – my uncle Debraj Ray has submitted a lazy Sunday brunch recipe – Bangla Tortilla Espanola – check out his sister’s [my mother’s] Hand-Me Down Coconut Lamb recipe from last year. A quick, easy, filling and super spicy tasty dish Debraj was particularly hungry on a beautiful Autumn morning […] Read more…

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