We are not Foodies


There some is debate as to the first appearance of the term ‘foodie’. Some say it was first used in the New York Magazine in 1980, others say it appeared in a book called the ‘Official Foodie Handbook‘ by Ann Barr and Paul Levy. Either way the term foodie has now become over used and is synonymous with fads, pretension and style rather than the love of experimenting, adventuring and most of all eating good food.

Since we don’t like the term foodie, because its connotations, we still aren’t sure what to call ourselves, since gourmand, epicurean and even ‘food bon vivant’ sound equally pretentious, and therefore all we can do is say ‘We are not foodies‘. Update to Why we are not foodies

Everyone who writes on this blog is a lover of food (or drink), which goes without saying, but more importantly they love experimenting with recipes, techniques and ingredients and/or enjoy ‘food adventures’ when out and about, whether it high ending dining or a ‘hole-in-the-wall’ burger joint, you are sure to find it here.

Rowie with butter and jam

A buttery delight – Homemade Rowies

After writing about rowies the other week, I thought I should attempt to make them since it’s been a couple of years since I’ve had one. I first made the basic bread dough from the flour, sugar, salt and yeast and then after kneading, I left it for an hour or so to double in …

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Hard Cooked Egg

To Boil, Or Not To Boil, That Is The Egg I Ask Of Thee (How To Bake Hard Cooked Eggs)

Wondering what I was going to have for lunch I realized that I had not had Egg Salad in quite some time. I remembered that Stuart had posted a short article to the website about Hard Cooked Eggs (Baking Versus Boiling). I figured it was time for me to try a recipe / technique contributed …

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Grilled Margarita Chicken

Grilled Margarita Chicken

The next best thing to drinking tequila is cooking with it. It wasn’t until I got to Texas I realised how many varieties of tequila there were, unlike the UK where we a limited to one brand that comes with a little red sombrero lid and I’m sure is just tequila flavour. This recipe for …

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Roasted Red Bell Peppers After Being In The Ziploc Bag

Easy Toaster Oven Roasted Red Peppers

Store bought roasted red bell peppers are not cheap. For that matter, fresh red bell peppers are a bit pricey. However to roast red bell peppers at home is much cheaper that than to purchase a jar of roasted red peppers at the grocery store. All you need to roast your own red peppers at …

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McD's Southwest Salad without Dressing

Healthy, Tasty and Satisfying: McD’s Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

You can laugh all you want, but I do enjoy the Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken from McDonald’s. I will admit that I will always have a weakness for Double Cheeseburgers, but I finding myself ordering the McDonald’s Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken with greater frequency. There are times when traveling for work when …

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Madras Curry

What? Madras is not an authentic Indian curry

Madras is another example of a curry that is unknown in Indian. It gets its name from the city of Madras (now Chennai) in the South of Indian, but it was name used by the British from when they arrived in 1604, to describe all dishes in the region around the city. In his 1903 …

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