Journal

03rd November, 2014

Foodies Festival 2014

Foodies Festival 2014

Join us at the Foodies Festival at the Old Truman Brewery from 28th to 30th November, and stock up on That Hungry Chef’s goodies – the perfect festive gifts for adventurous friends & family!   We’ll be in the Producers’ Markets with our full range of Mojo Risin’ chilli relishes and collection of Curious Pickles for you to sample and […]

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16th October, 2014

Achari Beef – The Spiced Beef Pickle

Achari Beef – The Spiced Beef Pickle

Every once in a while you come across something a little bit alien, very unique and often, quite unusual. Yet, when that first nibble hits your tongue, every taste bud stands to attention with feverish excitement, tantalised by the complex, yet familiar, flavours coating every inch of your mouth with a heady mix of sweet, […]

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27th September, 2014

A Maharajah Christmas 2014

A Maharajah Christmas 2014

Every year it’s the same old story. Christmas carols till you’re stuffing your ears with spinach to cut out the music, more turkey, sprouts & chocolate than you possibly ever want to eat in a lifetime and let’s not forget mince pies. Every year, same story. Repeat. Sometimes you just think to yourself, ‘god, I’d […]

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28th June, 2014

Asador Etxebarri, Spain

Asador Etxebarri, Spain

Spain in the summer is a place of beauty. Hot and sweaty too, admittedly, but for the rest of the world who finds joy and happiness in that sort of thing, it’s a comfort for winter-lovers like me, to be surrounded by happy. glowing people. Add to this little scenario a few hills in the […]

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26th June, 2014

Mugaritz – heartbreak on a 2nd visit

Mugaritz –  heartbreak on a 2nd visit

Back in 2011 when I embarked on my global gastronomical tour, the revered temple of gastronomy that is Mugaritz provided me with possibly the best dining experience I’d ever had. There was something quite magical about this trailblazer tucked away in the Basque hills, innovating food and melding it with an almost ironic and existential […]

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12th May, 2014

Fera at Claridges, London

Fera at Claridges, London

When I last met Simon Rogan, it was the summer of 2013. We were at a charity lunch and Simon, along with many other chefs was doing a dish, his signature Beef tartare with charcoal oil. I asked him if he had any plans of coming to London and in his cheeky boyish smile, he […]

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19th April, 2014

Grain Store, Kings Cross

Grain Store, Kings Cross

There’s something exhilarating about waking up in the morning with the sun streaming through the whisper of a crack in your curtains, reminding you that it is indeed spring and, unlike last  year, Easter will not be a snowy, wintry affair. Fortunate enough to have a garden, I often make use of my early rising […]

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31st January, 2014

Lota at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi

Lota at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi

I learnt a lovely word the other week – pluviophile. It refers to someone who loves the rain and finds peace and comfort on cold, grey rainy days. That just about sums me up perfectly – I seem to be at my happiest during winter, on misty & wet days that others (unfairly) call miserable. […]

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12th December, 2013

Burns Night 2014, Indian Style

Burns Night 2014, Indian Style

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of a grace As lang’s my arm” These legendary words of Robert Burns are all but familiar during the month of January when we celebrate Burns Night. Whether you’re […]

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10th November, 2013

A Maharajah Christmas

A Maharajah Christmas

It’s the same old story year after year. Christmas starts in October and by the time the big day comes around, we’ve all had it up to our eyeballs with carols, turkey, mince pies and the entire gamut of Christmas tradition. Having said that, the one thing I never tire of eating is Stollen – […]

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