Tag Archives: spotlight

The Underground Pear

While staying in the Hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, I visited 3 different farmers’ markets- heaven. Two of them had this weird looking thing on display at different fruit and vegetable stalls. I assumed it was a kind of potato or yam, but it turns out it is more like a fruit. It is sometimes […]

Continue Reading

Korean Fireflies

Finding the real Korea When travelling in a foreign country you probably want to experience the real thing, get a feeling for the local people and their life, what they really eat and how they live, how they entertain themselves, how they interact. But more often than not, as a visitor to the country you […]

Continue Reading

Salmon, Soba and Spice

Kiwi, Korean and Japanese influences all paid a part in the creating of this dish. I had been on a bit of a Korean gochuchang binge anyway, loving its umami bite. And I wanted some soba. I had a bit of a hankering for my time spent living in Japan- truth be told. And with […]

Continue Reading

Monkeying with Food

The year of the Monkey has just begun in the lunar calendar. Often called Chinese New Year, it is also celebrated by other Asian countries to various degrees. I have been lucky enough to have been living in China and Korea at different times, and have celebrated this amazing holiday in both cultures. There is […]

Continue Reading

From the Med to Burma, Louisiana to Korea

The next 4 cooking classes have been set. Our style of classes for 2016 is focusing on a theme or region of cuisine for the night. You will cook 3 or 4 courses in either a hands-on or passive role, whichever you feel most comfortable with, eating each course with matching wines. During the course of […]

Continue Reading

Fermentation Bug

I know that fermented food is good for you. It is all the rage from kombucha to kimchi, sauerkraut to sourdough, kefir to kashk. People have got the fermentation bug. I absolutely hate sauerkraut, but adore kimchi. Go figure; both are variations on fermented cabbage. I guess I need that chilli hit. I also really […]

Continue Reading

Gokpinar Manti

Whenever we have a good length of time in a foreign country, we hire a rental car and just go where the moment takes us. We’re notoriously lax at planning in advance so, using local maps, a Tom-Tom or our phones, we often head out without bookings or a plan and just trust in following […]

Continue Reading

Crab night in Singers

If you read all the food travel sites, then you would could be forgiven for believing that Singapore is all about Hawkers markets or Singapore Chilli Mud crab. And as a tourist there, it is relatively easy to get advice on where to go to get these things. Of course, in doing so, you run […]

Continue Reading

Using Whey

I make my own cheese, which produces a lot of whey. But rather than tip it out, there is so much that can be done with this “by-product”. When you make cheese, enzymes added to the milk causing it to separate into solids and liquid. The solids, or curds, are strained and become the cheese. The […]

Continue Reading

Portugal, Pepper & Burma

Ground’s next set of global dinner cooking classes have been confirmed.   Sunday June 28th: 3pm start. The Food of Portugal. The food of Portugal is fresh, tasty and has some unique characteristics. Influenced by the sea, fresh produce,  and with  introduced spices this old colonial power has some culinary surprises. Sunday July 26th: 3pm […]

Continue Reading