Zest and Herbs

Green Jackfruit: A food for the future?

With a changing climate, rising sea levels and a growing population, worldwide there’s a growing consensus (or perhaps fear) that our eating habits will have to change.  Discussion has often … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

Book review: Meera Sodha’s Made in India

Broadly speaking I think there are three ways of treating a cookbook, perhaps reflecting the reader’s confidence on the subject.  The first way is to do everything the book tells … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paneer tikka skewers

For the unfamiliar, paneer is a relatively bland, firm cheese from India that is common in the region’s vegetarian cuisines. It has a firm texture like halloumi and when cooked … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amchoor: green mango powder

I love slightly sour or sharp flavours in food. They can always lift food and add an extra dimension and flavour, be it a squeeze or lemon or lime, a … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Review: Rick Stein’s India

When I lived in Falmouth, Cornwall, Rick Stein had just opened his fish and chip shop. The first time I went in there, they’d had a bit of an unexpected … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

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