Tag Archives: seafood

Summer Seafood Stew

Summer Seafood Stew Here is a great recipe for a light but flavourful summer stew.  It’s based on a classic Spanish recipe called suquet de peix but with a few substitutions to account for our love of mussels, hatred of celery and what was available on the booze shelf.  There’s a fair amount of preparation [...]

The Company Shed

High up on my long list of things I love sits champagne and exploring.  Not far behind you’ll find the English seaside and all food associated with it.  Three years ago I discovered a place that combines all of these things.  That place is a wooden shack on the edge of an Essex salt marsh [...]

A Come Dine With Me special

On holiday in the south of France last week with four other foodie types and some clever bod had an idea: why not make use of the local produce and the villa’s fab kitchen in a Come-dine-with-me-style cook-off? The Channel 4 TV show is one of my guilty pleasures so I was pretty excited when [...]

Comforting fish pie

I love winter in London.  There’s nothing like heading home bearing shopping bags laden with market-sourced comfort food and battening down the hatches against the freezing drizzle that’s the hallmark of a grey weekend in this city.  One of my favourite dishes takes advantage of the treats available at Borough Market and our local stalls [...]

On tour in Boston

Ben and I recently met up in Boston for a Music Hackday, we took the chance to do explore the local area, and follow some recommendations. Here’s a round up of the best bits. Breakfast It’s a meal I usually skip, it comes with usually getting up late. But armed with some local recommendations and [...]

On tour in San Francisco

This blog started over a year ago, when Ben and I lived together in London. About a year ago Ben moved out to San Francisco and rather than killing off the site it’s meant we’ve had a lot more variety. Mostly finding and posting recipes to try and make each other jealous. For the last [...]

Quick and easy Salt and Pepper Squid

I recently discovered there’s a small chinese super market just up the road from my flat. As with any speciality store there’s a wealth of ingredients you wouldn’t otherwise be able to find, and more common ingredients at cheaper prices than regular supermarkets. After a recent wander round I ended up leaving with lots of [...]

Seafood in Hastings

When I was last back home in Hastings I visited White’s Seafood & Steak Bar, although the name may sound a bit trashy “Surf and Turf” it’s a nice little restaurant that serves great fresh seafood. For a main I had Thai style swordfish, tenderly cooked and served on a bed of noodles, pak choi [...]

The Boiling Pot, Austin TX

Austin, supported by an annual influx of geeks every year, supports an intimidating quantity of eateries. Joyously, many of them are very, very good indeed. One of the more unique experiences is The Boiling Pot, a seafood restaurant of simple premise: Make selections based on the number in your party and the quantity of seafood [...]

Paella for lunch