Every few years Kevan gets together with his old Churcher’s College school friends. For some reason or other it tends to be at our house! I guess we are the geographic centre of gravity. And anyway I love the chance to cook for myself for a change. With a few extra family members we were … Continue reading My latest job: our own party!
Sambal is one of the foundation stones of Indonesian cuisine. It is often referred to in translation as chilli relish—but it is so much more than just a condiment, such as mustard or tomato ketchup. It might be served as a side dish, to accompany a main dish. But it is also often made into … Continue reading Two recipes for the price of one: sambal terasi & sambal terong
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 laughable delay to all those who said they were looking forward … Continue reading Terasi: the secret ingredient
At last! We have fixed a date and a place for our next ‘pop-up’ restaurant event. Closer to home, it will be at Applegarth in Grayshott, on Wednesday the 2nd of November (2016, for clarity!) Some of you may know the restaurant at Applegarth Farm. They normally open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We reckon it’s the prettiest, … Continue reading Indonesian evening in Grayshott: Wednesday, 2 November
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 soon as I can. Thanks … Continue reading Pop-up postponed
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 Sparks Yard in Arundel, was a full-size … Continue reading May pop-up?
The Indonesian night last week at Sparks Yard in Arundel was a great success! It was the first time for us running a restaurant kitchen and service, and the first time The Loft hosted a guest cook. Their management team reckoned they’ve never had so many people for dinner — 59 guests altogether. Ina was a … Continue reading Our first pop-up event — almost a sell-out