Manx Fruit Bonnag

Manx Fruit Bonnag Like this recipe? You’ll love my online British cooking class! If the Isle of Man can lay claim to a ‘best known dish’, it would be bonnag. The name probably comes from the same root as Scots bannock and I believe it would originally have been a simple soda bread or griddle […]

Telur Dadar Kentang

Indonesian Potato Omelette Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! Omelettes are popular in Indonesia for breakfast, a light lunch, snack or part of any meal. Telur means ‘egg’ and dadar refers to an omelette or pancake. Kerak telor, a spicy omelette made with coconut and glutinous rice, is a specialty of […]

Chässchnitte (Swiss Cheese on Toast)

Chässchnitte (Swiss Cheese on Toast) Eat fondue with me in Switzerland on my small group Swiss food & wine tour! Don’t have a fondue pot? Make this delicious Swiss cheese on toast instead with the same ingredients used for fondue (except a little less wine). Chässchnitte is served all over Switzerland in one form or […]

Piadina Romagnola

Piadina Romagnola Learn to Make Piadina at Casa Artusi in Romagna on my Small Group Italian Food & Wine Tour Everywhere you go in Romagna, you’re served this flatbread. I was taught to make it by a local lady at Casa Artusi in Forlimpopoli, a cooking school and foundation dedicated to the work of Italy’s […]

Rösti (Swiss Potato Cake)

Rösti Discover more regional specialties on my small group Swiss food & wine tour! Talking about a ‘potato’ rösti in Switzerland is redundant (like ‘cheese’ fondue) as there’s only one type of true rösti and it’s made from potato. Swiss menus don’t generally offer much for vegetarians, but most have rösti with either a creamy […]

Armando’s Panettone with Berries

Armando’s Panettone with Berries Armando’s panettone with berries is a festive dessert made with Italy’s traditional Christmas cake, panettone. Chef Armando Percuoco created it to add a bit of moisture to this brioche-like bread, which some people find a bit too dry. We’ve used berries and mint for a red and green Christmas theme but […]

Apom Berkuah (Singaporean Coconut Pancakes)

Apom Berkuah with Pengat Pisang Apom berkuah with pengat pisang is a popular Singaporean dessert. Apom comes from the word ‘appam’, a southern Indian fermented rice pancake popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and berkuah (also written bokwa or bengkua) means to accompany a thick sauce or gravy, in this case the delicious banana-studded coconut […]

Oyster Omelette (Or Chien)

Oyster Omelette This recipe brings back memories of my first trip to Singapore – and my first meal at Newton Circus hawker centre. I’ve seen the translation of oyster omelette written so many ways, including or luak, orh luak, orr chien, orh jian and o-a-tsian. The ingredients vary a lot too, some people use tapioca […]

Kaya Toast

Kaya Toast Kaya toast is a classic Singaporean breakfast, found in every kopi tiam (coffee house) across the island. And what’s not to love? Crisp white toast, a thick slice of cold butter and a good smear of sweet coconut jam (kaya). This isn’t the place for fancy sourdough, supermarket-style sliced white bread is the […]

Provençal Omelette (Ratatouille Omelette)

Provençale Omelette Like this recipe? You’ll love my online French cooking class featuring the Food of Provence! Provençal omelettes tend to be open-faced rather than the folded omelettes found elsewhere in France. They’re also often hearty with stronger flavours typical of Provençal cuisine – and they’re a great way to use up leftovers such as […]

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