Category Archives: food network

London Daily Photo: Lunch with Siba

Lunch today came compliments of South African chef Siba Mtongaga who was in town today to promote her new Food Network UK series, Siba’s Table. Look for the show to premiere on the Food Network UK 23 September and to be aired weekdays at 12.30pm and 6.30pm. Brought to you by the team who created Nigella’s Kitchen and Barefoot Contessa, Siba’s Table is filmed in Cape Town, where the chef creates and serves a range of dishes for her friends and family. I can vouch that much of her food is delish. She makes a mean chakalaka and was a gracious during my meal. Continue reading

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Never Mind the Burgers, Here’s An American Perspective (Locally Sourced)

Never Mind the Burgers, Here’s An American Perspective Locally Sourced, January 16, 2012 The best hamburger I’ve had since moving to London in 2001 was … The best burger I’ve ever eaten in my life came from … READ MY COMPLETE … Continue reading

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Is Korean food the next big thing for Britain? (Locally Sourced)

Is Korean food the next big thing for Britain? Locally Sourced, December 21, 2011 Kimchi, Bibimbap, Japchae. Do those words have you licking your lips or scratching your head? READ MY COMPLETE POST: Is Korean food the next big thing … Continue reading

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Foraging, Mark Hix and Whisky (Locally Sourced)

Foraging, Mark Hix and Whisky  Locally Sourced, November 15, 2011 The idea behind our expedition was to get us city slickers close ‘to the wild seas of Skye, where Talisker is made, without leaving our Southern shores’. And it was … Continue reading

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A Visit to Innocent Drinks’ Fruit Towers (Locally Sourced)

A Visit to Innocent Drinks’ Fruit Towers Locally Sourced, November 7, 2011 What does it mean when Innocent Drinks offers you an ‘exclusive Golden Ticket’ to their annual Innocent AGM (‘a grown-up meeting’)? Aside from spending a Saturday drinking lots … Continue reading

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Yummy “Tainted Love” in Buckinghamshire (Locally Sourced)

Yummy “Tainted Love” in Buckinghamshire Locally Sourced, 03 March 2011 How did you spend your Valentine’s weekend? Well, unless you happened to be living it up in swank country house, fumbling about in a high burlesque to non-burlesque-dancer ratio environment … Continue reading

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Bagels and Grease in a New York Minute (Locally Sourced)

Bagels and Grease in a New York Minute Locally Sourced, 22 February 2011 … New York Bakery Co, self-proclaimed (or was that their PR?) “masterminds” of “delicious” and “authentic New York taste” (read: bagels), have come up with a novel way … Continue reading

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Sussex Seafood and Surrey Secret(t)s (Locally Sourced)

Sussex Seafood and Surrey Secret(t)s Locally Sourced, 10 February 2011 For little reason other than a tasty attempt to nullify the January blues with an impromptu feast among the company of good friends, a couple of mates and I headed … Continue reading

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Big brands making a splash with apples (Locally Sourced)

Big brands making a splash with apples Locally Sourced, 03 February 2011 What’s that apple orchard-y smell in the corporate air? I have no idea actually, but something’s up. This week, I received a special ‘little breakfast treat’ from the super … Continue reading

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Wrestling with what to cook tonight? (Locally Sourced)

Wrestling with what to cook tonight? Locally Sourced, 10 December 2010 There’s plenty of incentive for folks to donate to the worthy cause of Tammy’s passion for cooking. First off (and undoubtedly of utmost importance), should the book make it to … Continue reading

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René Redzepi – chef at the Best Restaurant in the World (Locally Sourced)

René Redzepi – chef at the Best Restaurant in the World Locally Sourced, 23 November 2010 Much of the success behind this nouveau Nordic restaurant seems to stem from Redzepi’s pared down innovation and keen interest to adhering to what … Continue reading

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Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes (Locally Sourced)

Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes Locally Sourced, 26 October 2010 Like a modern day Guiseppe Archimboldo (you know, that 16th century Italian artist who painted the portraits of people composed mostly of fruits, veg, flowers and fish), Carl Warner constructs realistic landscapes entirely from food. … Continue reading

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Love Salumi? Salumiamo! (Locally Sourced)

Love Salumi? Salumiamo! Locally Sourced, 02 July 2010 When cordially invited to ‘a celebration of Italian Cured Meats in Europe’ by the Italian Trade Commission and the Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi Italiani you don’t think twice, you simply say ‘RSVP me please’! A grateful grazie … Continue reading

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Making pasta with Signora Lo Conte (Locally Sourced)

Making pasta with Signora Lo Conte Locally Sourced, 21 June 2010 According to la signora, a rolling pin is essential. Resting it over her shoulder and casting a sly one at her hubby of 40 years, she explained that a good … Continue reading

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Windhoek – probably the best (Namibian) lager in the world (Locally Sourced)

Windhoek – probably the best (Namibian) lager in the world Locally Sourced, 28 May 2010 A vast and arid southern African country might not be the first place to spring to mind when thinking of a quality German style lager. … Continue reading

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At home with the Viking sheep (Locally Sourced)

At home with the Viking sheep Locally Sourced –  Food Network blog, 04 May 2010 Located in the gently rolling countryside of Wiltshire, Langley Chase Organic Farm is the pastoral home to an award winning flock of Manx Loaghtan sheep. The … Continue reading

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Mozzarella day (Locally Sourced)

Mozzarella day Locally Sourced – Food Network blog, 26 February 2010 As generic as the term “mozzarella” may seem, what actually constitutes an authentic version of this milky white cheese is very precise. It must be made from the milk … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry: I have a cream (Locally Sourced)

Ben & Jerry: I have a cream Locally Sourced – Food Network blog, 22 February 2010 Following through with a commitment started in 2006 when Ben & Jerry’s launched the world’s first ever Fairtrade ice-cream, the dynamic duo of dairy … Continue reading

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