Monthly Archive: December, 2012

So long, 2012!

2013 is just five hours away now, so I’d like to take a minute to celebrate the outgoing year. 2012 has been a bit of a roller-coaster but I already feel nostalgic for… Continue reading

It’s not what’s on the end of our forks: the problem with food blogging

It’s always unsettling when you hear your worst fears about yourself read back to you by someone else: it usually means you can no longer bury your head in the sand and pretend… Continue reading

My 2013 Food Resolutions

In 2012 I finally set up this blog and, after many months of prevarication and indecision, sometimes, when I’m feeling especially bold, hesitantly call myself a ‘food blogger’ (as ambivalent as I feel… Continue reading

Festive Food: Boxing Day butter chicken

There were lots of things I wanted to write about over Christmas – including a lot of bloody good meals and some even better random piles of leftovers, which always make me unaccountably… Continue reading

Turkish salad

I’m making a bid for the less-well-loved Turkish salad to be celebrated for being just as wonderful and delicious as its more everyday counterpart, Greek salad. An ode to salad is not something… Continue reading

Festive leek, mushroom and chicken pie

It is freezing in Oxford at the moment. I mean literally freezing. The kind of cold where the frost on the trees doesn’t disappear all day long, and the world appears gilded. I… Continue reading

My favourite pea and ham soup

Pea and ham soup is probably my favourite soup in the whole wide world. I am a big soup fan in general, but none can rival pea and ham for its lightness, smoothness… Continue reading

Should Jamie and Nigella be teaching us how to cook with leftovers?

An article on the MailOnline caught my eye today (actually about 15 caught my eye, but there’s only one I want to admit to). According to Owen Paterson, the coalition’s Environment Secretary, celebrity… Continue reading

Meena, my Bangladeshi mother – or how I came to love Bengali food

One of the things that got me most excited about starting this blog was writing about some of the people and places that have most influenced me when it comes to food. If you’ve been reading… Continue reading

Trying to make bread: Lisa’s milk bread recipe

When I was about 13, I went through a phase of making bread all the time. I loved the magic of putting dough into the airing cupboard, and taking it out, twice the… Continue reading