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Hainanese chicken rice

Hainanese chicken rice

To celebrate the new Chinese year of the Ox, and to mourn the demise after 80 years of the Singaporean restaurant where Hainanese chicken rice was first launched on the world, I present two versions of my interpretation of this classic South-East Asian Chinese dish.

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Terasi: the secret ingredient

Terasi: the secret ingredient

Months—well actually years!—ago I wrote a blog introducing one of the key ingredients of Indonesian cookery: the chilli. I said that I was planning a series on sambal, the range of sauces, relishes, and dishes that chillies are made into. My apologies for the...

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Pop-up postponed

Pop-up postponed

I'm so, so sorry to everyone that has expressed an interest in coming to the planned event on 28 May. Unfortunately for personal reasons I have to postpone the event to a later date. I do hope to be able to offer another date soon. I'll post an announcement here as...

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May pop-up?

May pop-up?

Beautiful sunshine has been flooding into our dining room for the last couple of weeks. The central heating has been turned off. The garden is bursting into flower. I feel it's a good time to hold another pop-up restaurant event at my house! The last one I did, at...

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And… we’re back!

And… we’re back!

Just this afternoon I had someone call me about a catering job. She’d been given my name by an old friend, for whom I did a job several years ago. What hit home was the fact that the old friend in question didn’t know if I was still in business! That’s how bad I am at...

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Chilli sambal! A new project.

Chilli sambal! A new project.

It’s been a couple of years since I started this blog, and I have to admit I’ve been less than diligent in keeping it up to date. I’ve decided that I need a project to encourage me to publish more regularly. After a certain amount of cajoling from Kevan, my husband,...

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Happy New 2014!

Happy New 2014!

Well it's been a while. I have to admit that a very busy autumn has led to the sad neglect of my blog. But new years being what they are, it seems only right to start this one with a resolution. Which is, of course, to try and update it more often. I do have quite a...

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Tanamerah joins Instagram!

Just created an Instagram account to showcase some photos from jobs, and behind the scenes! Please follow 'tanamerahkitchen_haslemere' for some yummy visual treats. Click here to go there right now.

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Asian food evening, 6 July

I'm delighted to report that my planned Tuscan evening is happening next Saturday, the 8th of June.  Thanks to those of you who have booked: I'm really looking forward to cooking for you. While discussing the event, a number of you told me that you'd also like to come...

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Dinner 8 June or 6 July?

I guess it's not surprising that I'm asked for Asian food for most of my jobs. But, if you know my cooking background, you'll understand that I miss traditional Italian home cooking.  Cucina casalinga, as it is known, is the essence of Italian cuisine, and even in...

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A foody visit to Indonesia

I planned months ago to escape England for a few weeks in horrid January to travel back to Indonesia. Firstly, to visit my family, secondly, to learn more about my mum's cooking and lastly, to travel a little bit with my old friends from school who are all very much...

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August news

We had The Olympics, we had the sun, we had the A-level results… and our first proper holiday in this country.  Yorkshire had been on my holiday list, almost at the top, for a long time.  We finally made it this year.  What a lovely, beautiful county it is.  So much...

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Noodle Cooking Demonstration

Hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are ready for the return of the dreaded and monotonous school run.  This may be something you'd like to do when the children are back at school. I'm going to have a noodle cooking session here on Friday the 28th September,...

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