ActiFry Recipe: Caribbean-Spiced Plantain

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I’ve been eyeing up Tefal’s low-fat fryer, ActiFry, since it first came out back in 2009. But with a retail price of over two hundred pounds I just couldn’t justify shelling out that much for one. There are now several models on the market and I recently got given the latest one to try, the Actifry Smart XL with Bluetooth. Continue reading

Asparagus and Sauce Gribiche with Smoked Anchovies


Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche and Smoked Anchovies

British Asparagus is currently in season, so there’s no better time to make use of this glorious vegetable whilst they are at their peak. I love its versatility and one of my favourite ways to eat it is lightly charred on a griddle pan, which wake up the bitter, sweet, flavours. I also love it with the French mayonnaise-style egg sauce, Sauce Gribiche. Continue reading

Krombacher-Battered Calamari

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Krombacher-Battered Calamari

Calamari is a dish that I often choose if I see it on the menu. It works as a delicious starter or tasty pub snack. Just imagine you’re sat in a beer garden with the sun beaming down eating these delicious morsels of seafood with a cool glass of beer – pure joy. It’s also really easy to make and I’ve added a twist to the recipe by using beer – a Krombacher Pils. Continue reading

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Palatino Tiramisu

Stevie Parle started out his cooking career at the infamous River Café where other successful chefs have trained such as Theo Randall, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver. Parle has since moved on to open Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Sardine and Craft London. His latest edition is Italian restaurant Palatino, which looks to the food of Rome for its inspiration. Continue reading

Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Chai Thali Maharaja Prawns

Maharaja Prawns

Street food has been on the scene for a number of years now as well as the ongoing trend for small sharing plates. The latest addition to combine both of these is Indian restaurant and bar, Chai Thali. The restaurant is located in Camden on a road that’s part residential, part offices, away from the hustle and bustle of the main high street. Continue reading