Food writer and James Beard award-winning cookbook author Diana Henry has published her new cookbook How to Eat a Peach. Here she recounts a dinner held for her by another acclaimed food author Joyce Goldstein in San Francisco, the culmination of a journey in food that began in a bookshop in north London on a rainy afternoon in 1985.
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We answer your questions about what to serve your guests this Christmas from the wine to choose to go with the Christmas turkey to what to eat with goose to how to read the label on a bottle of sherry to know if it is sweet or dry.
Consumers are going to become even more demanding of food and drink. Pandan, purple sweet potato and sherry are the new ‘it’ food and drinks that will appear on menus next year; vegan food will become the ‘new normal’ instead of a niche and consumers will increasingly expect brands to deliver products that don’t just taste good, but deliver a feel-good factor too.
A small Wicklow-based company with big ambitions has launched a cold-pressed Algae and Rapeseed Oil. It’s healthy, made sustainably and creates a virtuous circle where Irish ingredients are used by Irish food producers to make an Irish product that can help to make Irish people healthier!
Brie de Meaux is a soft raw cow’s milk cheese with a bloomy rind made in the town of Meaux in France. It is an AOC product (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) which means that it must come from that region and from that terroir to earn the right to put AOC on the label.
Looking for a good reason to buy a new kitchen? If you have decided to renovate your home, adding a spanking new kitchen will transform it and add value to your property.
Fregola or fregula is a Sardinian pasta grain made from wheat and is similar to middle-eastern couscous. It is cooked by boiling it in water in exactly the same way as any other pasta and takes about the same time to cook – 10-12 minutes – even though it is made of tiny grains.
tchen drawers can easily become a graveyard for every tool and gadget you find on your travels or see on breakfast television. At greátfood our drawers are stuffed with falafel shapers, every kind of rasp grater and piece of kit that took our fancy. So do you need another one? We think so. A pizza cutter is genuinely useful even if you don’t make pizza! It can be used not just to cut home-made or takeaway pizzas but for pastry, tarts and home-made pasta.