Zest and Herbs

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

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

Squash soup

I recently read in the papers about the horrific food waste associated with Halloween pumpkins.  This neither shocked nor surprised me: the pumpkins you buy in supermarkets for carving aren’t really worth eating … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Broccoli soup

Making soup is often a good strategy for using up the forgotten vegetables that are going limp and yellow at the back of the fridge. I’ve never really warmed to … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting your money’s worth of a roast chicken; hot and sour soup

When you live by yourself, with only a partner to have to feed on occasion, roast dinners aren’t something you can ever really make. Quite often I might make a … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celeriac soup

Celeriac (or celery root, in the USA) is one of my favourite vegetables but it’s not all that often that you see it in the shops; as far as our … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lebanese Red Lentil Soup

For Christmas this year, I received two books on the food of the Eastern Mediterranean.  Unsurprisingly, one was from my sister who has recently moved to the Jordanian capital, Amman.  … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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