Review – Sistema Rice Cooker

A remarkable piece of kitchen equipment that took me by complete surprise. This microwave device cooks rice perfectly with no hassle or attention needed.  You might be aware of the tupperware collection Klip It, that have distinctive blue clips that seal the food fresh. They
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Review – Sweetpea Pantry Baking Mixes

Really simple and easy to make bake-at-home kits that are packed full of superfoods. No they aren’t as sweet and indulgent as a chocolate bar, but you might feel better about yourself for eating these instead! Sweetpea Pantry is a fairly new kid on the block, helping
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Scandi-role by Trine Hahnemann & Castello

Cheese … in choux pastry … with pineapple … and ginger icing. I kid you not! This heavenly little ensemble was made for me a couple of weeks ago by Trine Hahnemann using Castello’s infamous Pineapple Halo cheese and my gosh is it good! Quite easily an
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Review – Shaken Udder milkshakes

Made in the heartlands of Essex, Shaken Udder produces a great range of delicious milkshakes in the classic flavours, but with a lighter, fresher feel than many of its competitors. Shaken Udder began its life at music festivals before launching as a retail brand to all of the big
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Review – Royal China, Baker Street [London]

A fairly famous name among the London Chinese community and Chinese cuisine lovers, but little known to many of us outsiders. This opulent restaurant brings together well known dishes and showstoppers into one (rather extensive) menu. Suitable for: large family gatherings, date
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Recipe – Speedy Biryani by Ben’s Beginners for the Big Cookathon

The BIG Cookathon is an initiative by The Children’s Food Trust to get children and families regularly cooking and eating healthy meals together at home. This year the Cookathon dish is Speedy Biryani, brought to you by Ben’s Beginners, part of Uncle
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The Big Cookathon 2015 6th-9th March

Sadly in this day and age it’s becoming more rare for families to cook or eat together. We are becoming more reliant on takeaways and ready meals, and our future generations risk lacking the understanding of what good food is and means. The Children’s Food Trust is in
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The Shangri La by Joe Wild for Jenny’s Bar

The fabulous new Shangri La cocktail being served at Jenny’s Bar, The Old Ropery, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, to celebrate Chinese New Year, 19th February. Creator Joe Wild comments “Opihr is such an exotic gin with its oriental spices and cumin and cardamom, that it
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Wild Alaska Salmon with Chilli and Garlic by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

This Chinese New Year, why not try something a little on the wild side – with this fabulous recipe from the folks at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Punctuated with crunchy Chinese leaves and spicy red chillies, the oriental flavours complement the delicious natural
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Where are the pancakes? At “WHERE THE PANCAKES ARE…” of course!

Fan of pancakes but not a fan of making them yourself? Head down to WHERE THE PANCAKES ARE… at Regents Canal in Hackney for a flipping good feast. These guys will be launching their first permanent restaurant in Summer 2015 but in the meantime, WHERE THE PANCAKES
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