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.

Spring Garlic - Also know as young garlic, new garlic, ail frais or green garlic

Springtime treat – Green garlic

Springtime is an amazing time for vegetables. New Season vegetables have such fresh, vibrant flavors and mild at the same time, and such a welcome break from the mundane winter crops. One of my favourites is young garlic, or also known Spring Garlic, new garlic, baby garlic, fresh garlic, or green garlic depending where you …

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Cooking Challenge 1 - Grilling & Barbecue Ideas

Cooking Challenge 1 – Grilling & Barbecue Ideas

Since it’s that time of year again and the grilling season has started, we were thinking that we need some inspiration for some new barbecue ideas and thought we would reach out to everyone. What are you favorite barbecue food ideas for the summer? Do you have a new grilling technique that you want to share with …

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Classic British Indian Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

A British Indian Classic Chicken Vindaloo Recipe thanks to the Portuguese

This chicken vindaloo recipe has been a long time in development, not just in my kitchen, but vindaloo curry is also one of the reasons today why we think of Indian food as hot, not just because of it’s famed heat, but because it owes it origin to Portuguese traders before becoming a British Indian classic curry. …

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Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe – The first signs of Spring

There must be as many recipes for rhubarb crumble as there are cooks in the world, each with their own twist on this Spring time classic pudding. My rhubarb crumble recipe is no different in that I use port to cook the rhubarb to give more depth of flavor to the dessert. Though the rhubarb …

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How to cook fresh asparagus

How to cook fresh asparagus – 6 basic ways

How to cook fresh asparagus, let me count the ways. Asparagus is a truly versatile vegetable because it can be steamed, microwaved, roasted, blanched, grilled, broiled, sautéed and even eaten raw. Though the list seems impressive there are clear winners for the various methods for cooking fresh asparagus that help to retain its subtle flavours. …

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Asparagus

Asparagus – 10 things you never knew about this tasty vegetable

May is National Asparagus Month and to celebrate this amazing vegetable, the King of Vegetables, here are 10 things that you might, or might not know about asparagus. The Smell This is a fact that most people know, that your pee (urine) smells after eating asparagus, however it seems that not everyone is able to …

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