Posts Tagged ‘Cuisine’

Welsh food: the low-down

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

What’s the first thing you think about when you say ‘welsh food’?

‘Welsh rarebit’?

‘Bara Brith’?

‘Welsh cakes’?



You may be of Welsh descent and know you’re stuff and what the above things are, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a bit of a breakdown of the most popular traditional dishes…

Rainbow cuisine – an eclectic mix!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Bursting with colours, flavours and variety – no wonder traditional South African food is also known as ‘rainbow cuisine’.

What’s interesting about this type of fare is its eclectic mixture of influences: Portugese, Dutch, French, Moroccan, Indian…they’ll all feature in menus, with all sorts of different herbs and spices, giving South African food a very unique and tasty twist!

Maize and meat (especially of goat, cattle and sheep) are the staples in most of the traditional food menus – if you’re a meat lover this is the place to be!

As well as ‘bobotie’ (a more exciting version of Shepherd’s Pie), some other common meat delicacies include ‘biltong’ (dried, salted meat), and ‘boerewors’ (hand-made spicy farm sausages made up of minced beef) – which is enjoyed best on a braai (barbeque), and served usually served with ‘pap’ (rice).

So, if you like your flavours, colours and different cuisines, South African food is where it’s at!

Country Cooks at Northumbria: Harrys Blog…

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Well…not sure what to write really. I was very taken back during the filming by the twist – in honesty I really wasn’t ready to cook Eniko’s omelet and I was feeling good about the Toad in the Hole as it’s like my signature dish. I wouldn’t say I was nervous about cooking the Basque omelet because I was at least familiar with all the ingredients whereas Eniko had to make some batter, which is something he’d never heard of.
Overall I did enjoy it, me and Eniko had a good laugh and to be fair I think we both did okay. I haven’t tried my hand at cooking and Basque food since but I would certainly consider it.