Zest and Herbs

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

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tomatillos

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

March 17, 2016 · 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

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

Korean bulgogi-style squash

Doing my cookery course and then over Christmas, I haven’t had a lot of opportunities for to indulge my passion for Korean food and trying out new recipes, so it’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

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