Monthly Archives: May 2010

  • Ottolenghi’s Black Pepper Tofu

    May 2010

    This is, quite simply, one of the most stunning tofu recipes I’ve ever eaten. No, forget that, it’s one of the most delicious dishes I’ve eaten in recent times, and that’s coming from a woman who’s been to possibly her two favourite London restaurants in the past month. It’s up there with ma po tofu […]

  • Buen Provecho: Seriously Good Mexican Street Food

    May 2010

    I love SE London, I think we’ve established that. Some areas though, really make you dig deep. For me, these places are the Old Kent Road and Elephant and Castle. The latter, thankfully, is now benefiting from a bit of regeneration. One new initiative is a food market, which is there every Sunday and occupies […]

  • Taste of London (not that one)

    May 2010

    I’m not talking about the annual restaurant festival in Regent’s Park, but a project by an art student called Junior Monney (awesome name), who’s studying graphic design at The University of The Arts. The idea of the project is that Junior visits Londoners in their own homes and they cook him a meal and have […]

  • SPAM Mì

    May 2010

    The SPAM mì (it’s a bánh mì with SPAM) SPAM: chopped pork and ham in a can. It’s probably not something you ever expected to read about on this blog, or many other food blogs, to be fair but hold your horses right there reader, because I’ve a few things I want to say about […]

  • Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

    May 2010

    Ice cream of my dreams. Rhubarb? Check. Little doughy crumble pieces? Check. Complete absence of faffy custard base? Checky check check. It’s basically perfect. Not that I’m going to take the credit of course, that must go to Saint Delia. Her recipes always work. You roast your barb with sugar (I added a splash of […]

  • Two Garlic Soup

    May 2010

    I actually can’t stop eating outrageous amounts of garlic. One or two cloves is no longer an acceptable amount. The obsession gently rumbles on. In contrast, I like to think that my immune system is racing ahead, building lymphocytes faster than you can say ‘flu’. In reality, rather than glowing with shiny health I’m sure […]

  • My Big Peckham Lunch!

    May 2010

    So I’m doing a Big Lunch this year. The people behind it saw me banging on about food and community for The Observer and asked me to put my money where my mouth is. Fair enough. The idea is that you get all your neighbours together and have lunch in the street. I’ve never even […]