Category Food

The Peasant Nouveaux

An easy recipe to enlighten your whole morning experience; never again will you succumb to the commercial pressure of Jordan’s Country Crisp. Join the burgeoning flanks of the Peasant Nouveaux (aka. the middle class version of The Good Life), and don’t just buy ‘organic’, ‘healthy’ and ‘wholesome’, be those nourishing attributes. Never before has it been so trendy to own […]

Eating Our Way Through Winter

Because who are they kidding when people say that Christmas is ‘all about the family’, we know that really the most important part of this festive holiday is what is entering our bellies. So here is what we stuffed in – Biscuit Christmas Tree: Who needs a gingerbread house when you have this edible creation? […]

How to: Throw a Crayfish Party

Apart from having tentatively spied the Crayfish and Avocado Salad on the rack of Pret a Manger (but never quite having the gall to risk the £4.25 and lunchtime feed on it), I hadn’t had much contact with crayfish in my time. Thankfully, this gaping hole in the body of my gastronomic life-experience was rectified […]

Going Green

Macaroons are something I have always wanted to attempt to make, they are beautifully delicate and delicious. However they require quite a lot of baking apparatus, so whilst stuck in a student house in Exeter I was condemned to the “all the ideas but none of the gear” group. Therefore whilst being at home I […]

Let Them Eat Cake

The beauty of cake was first enjoyed by the Ancient Egyptians, more in the form of a sweetened bread. But the invention of refined sugar and advances in oven technology, enabled the high courts of mid-17th century Europe to develop sweet spongy creations with sticky icing drizzled on top. Cake in modern society has many associations […]

Borough Market Bounties

A menagerie of smells and colours from all over the globe, Borough Market (near London Bridge) has everything that could ever satisfy a culinary connoisseur on the hunt for a bite to eat or provisions to stock up the larder. The old fashioned stalls provide anything and everything, from turkish baklava to sea-fresh oysters – and myself and Mamma […]

Sun-dried Tomato and Ricotta Bread

Hovis, eat your heart out.  What kind of traditional suburban childhood forgets to teach a kid how to bake bread? I know. Thats what I told the parents. In an attempt to rectify this gaping hole in the body of my life experience, I announced to Mamma Revs that we were to take up the challenge of […]