Zest and Herbs

Book review: Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop

Every Grain of Rice very quickly became one of my favourite cookbooks, since buying it a couple of years ago.  As many of the Chinese-inspired recipes that I’ve posted have … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lotus root

Lotus root doesn’t really taste of much; apart from fibre and vitamin C, it’s nutritionally unremarkable too. Instead its selling points are in its crisp texture and unique appearance. Lotus … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Book review: Rosa’s Thai Café

Over the last couple of months I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging to refocus and think more about what I want to be putting into Zest and … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Winter Salad Wednesday: Roast duck leg, parsnip, watercress

It’s quite difficult to really define what does and doesn’t qualify as a salad.  If you were to serve all the individual parts of this dish separately on a plate, a … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Asian radishes

Since I started to explore new recipes and ingredients from around the world more seriously over the last couple of years through this blog, one vegetable that I’ve discovered has … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Winter salad Wednesday: Roast carrot, chick pea and ricotta

Following on from my post last Wednesday, it’s time for another seasonal salad.  I mentioned that it was Mediterranean foods like tomatoes that make up what we think of as … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rabbit ragu and linguine

For many, rabbit is a controversial meat. A lot of people are quite squeamish about it, particularly my generation, most likely thanks to their presence as cute characters in children’s … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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