I’m not going to use the C word, but you all know what I mean when I say “grim times”. The last thing anyone wants to think about right now is elaborate dinners. But we all have to eat, and I thought my friends and followers might appreciate some ideas for what to cook while we’re limited to shopping at the nearest supermarket (and hoping that their shelves aren’t empty!)
Here’s the first of some recipes that don’t require difficult-to-find ingredients, and which might add some interesting variety to the usual repertoire. This one is from Manado, in North Sulawesi, Indonesia’s fourth biggest island. It doesn’t have to be blow-your-head off hot, but it does offer a bit of a flavour explosion!
On 19 September I’m going to be cooking at another WeFiFo event, this time in the lovely converted barn at their headquarters near Horsham.
This will be the latest in a series of their monthly “Culture Clubs”, where they invite an author to come along for an evening to discuss one of their books with a bunch of guests—while they all enjoy a some tasty food. To reflect the setting of the novel, ‘Meet Me on the Riviera’, I’m going to be cooking a French-inspired meal for the evening—just for a change! I couldn’t avoid giving an Asian twist to some of the dishes though.
Yes, that’s right! It’s on Wed, 10 July, marking a new collaboration between Waitrose and WeFiFo. I have been invited to cook an Indonesian feast. I do hope you can come [more…]
I am so pleased to announce that, finally, we’ve launched my new website!
It seems to have taken years—well it has taken years actually. So though it probably still has some bugs to exterminate, we decided that it was about time to release it into the wild. [more…]
As part of their drive to advertise the idea of supper clubs WeFiFo’s Seni Glaister arranged a studio discussion with BBC Surrey and Sussex—over lunch prepared by three cooks who have held WeFiFo events. The radio presenter was Joe Talbot, who fronts weekly afternoon show Feelgood Friday from their Guildford studios. [more…]