It’s May… and the fruit and veg. shelves are loaded with top notch veggie treats for foodies: English green Asparagus is the best in the world. End of. British strawberries, especially ones from Scotland, both wild and cultivated are top of the ‘punnet’ when it comes to taste. Jersey Royal new potatoes are the most flavoursome spuds on the shelves. And not forgetting the Dutch Tomberries! Not tried them yet? The below may help a little. Read more
Most shoppers associate butter’s taste by the branded name on the pack, not that it’s a ‘sweet’ or ‘sour’ cream style butter. This brand butter buying works well for the supermarket shopper as most of the big producers stick to one style of butter. Ever wondered why Country Life tastes so different from Lurpak? These are two popular examples that demonstrate the different flavours of sweet and sour cream butter. Want to know more? The below may help a little. Read more
Should you pay the extra cash and put the Marmite X O (Extra Old), rather than the cheaper regular version in the trolley? Read more
Buy it and cook it… British asparagus with crunchy salted butter! It’s May and the shelves are now loaded with our home grown green and the sweeter purple asparagus spears. Don’t miss out on this must have seasonal foodie treat. You won’t find easier, tastier starter to cook in May. Enjoy. Read more
Should you put the Umami Dust a new Mediterranean inspired seasoning produced by the flavorist, Laura Santtini in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read more
Are you are coming to London for the 2012 Olympics? Now is the time to start thinking about booking your restaurants! Many are now taking bookings for July and August. Your watching the world’s best on the track , don’t miss out on London’s best food!
What colour? Rosé! Then you start to look! White pink, pale pink, blush, pink, rosado, dark pink, very dark pink… It might be the wrong shade? There are so many. Which one should I buy? Help! If you have the Can I Eat It? App you can scan the bottle’s barcode and it will provide you with a helpful tasting note. If you don’t have it yet the below may help a little.
Great winemakers can make relatively ordinary indigenous grape varieties sing with flavour. For example, Spain’s white, thick skinned, heavily pipped and low yielding Albarino grape would not be vine of choice for any of the world’s viticulturists or oenologists.
Are we going mad? We have a hosepipe ban, the wettest April in history and we are drinking rosé 52×7!