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Cookbook review: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Most of the cookbooks I’ve reviewed so far have revolved around a certain cuisine.  If you were going to bring a collection of recipes together for a big, this is … Continue reading

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Shredded vegetable and grapefruit salad with Peanut-soy dressing

I’ve been making a lot of cabbage salads lately. Not out of any great desire for them, but more because cabbages are cheap so I buy them and then need … Continue reading

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Gyoza soup

I’m a planner. I’ve done the psychometric tests to prove it and everything.  I don’t like to just jump into things; I have to be prepared for every eventuality.  And … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yuzu glazed chicken wings

Given the number of recipes on this site that use it, it probably goes without saying that I’m a big fan of yujacha, a jam-like Korean preserve of yuzu and … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pistachio tart

Quite often when I buy or am given an expensive or more unusual ingredient, I have a tendency to save it up for a special occasion.  I’m sure lots of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking by Maangchi with Lauren Chapman

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking was published in May last year, and I’ve been putting off this review since I got hold of the book in June.  It’s the first cookbook … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment


The tomatillo, or tomate verde, will be a pretty unfamiliar sight to British readers, but Americans with their much greater exposure to Mexican cuisine are more likely to recognise these … Continue reading

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