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London Produce Show & School of Wok’s Stir Fried Sichuan Chicken – Recipe

July 10, 2015

The prospect of weaving up and down aisles filled with stalls exhibiting new or unique produce might not excite the mass population, but boy does it tickle my fancy. I love, I mean love, going to the supermarket or farmer’s market, particularly specialty or overseas ones with all those shiny new food products to discover! Last month I popped along to the London Produce Show and got the same giddy-glutton feeling as I wandered around the Great Hall in Grosvenor House, checking out the range of fresh produce on show from around the world.

Then when one had enough of oggling the fresh-food-porn, there were seminars on food trends, marketing and emerging markets or chef’s demonstrations to pass your time. I wish I could have spent more time there but alas, that real life job got in the way, and the main event I was here for was the Media Masterclass featuring Jeremy Pang from the School of Wok and the Nikkei Boys, Jordan Sclare and Michael Paul from Chotto Matte. With my glass of champagne in hand, I sat back and watched Jeremy tell us the difference between a bok choy and choy sum, and the Nikkei Boys explain how to prepare their beef tataki, then sampled the fruits of their labour!

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Eating Out London

Senor Ceviche, Soho

February 17, 2015

After a year in London, there are a couple of things that irk me about eating out in this exciting behemoth of a city. Size is one of the more minor issues but sometimes I do find myself longing for the easy little stretch of Wellington’s restaurant zone. The fact that people happily queue for over an hour for a table anywhere still bemuses me, and I also have a love/hate relationship with the trend driven nature of things. I’m over the London markup but still not quite over how easily I’ve accepted that if dinner for two is under £100 we’ve got ourselves a bargain.

But, and it’s a very big but, all is forgiven for the simple pleasure of having so much choice. What are you craving? Where do you feel like faux-travelling to? Pick your cuisine, pick your price range and there’ll be something for whatever mood you’re in. It won’t all be good- how can it be, but at least you can choose something else next time!

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