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The Dark Side…. Sourdough Scalded Rye Bread

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I am very fond of rye bread. Both light rye, as you get in delis in NY and in French boulangeries, and also the darker Eastern European style of rye bread, deep in flavour with malt and caraway.

I discovered a rather excellent bakery in Westfield at Stratford, Karaway. They produce breads from Russia [… More …]

Chablis and a Take Away Dilemma…

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It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.

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Blooming Beautiful White Bread

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Do you remember I started making white bread? that my husband approved of, and would actually eat in preference to the thick sliced white bread he used to insist I bought?

 

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A New Year Inventory

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We got to chatting about store cupboards on Twitter today, that’s me, Wendy, Linda, Helen and Jules, as Jules had blogged a suggested store cupboard essential list.

I thought what would my own staples be?

And actually, what do I have in my dry goods cupboards? Time for an inventory.

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Les Gibassiers d’Orford

Gibassiers for breakfast

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I am in love.

With a bun. Not any old bun mind you, a very French bun. A Gibassier.

The Gibassier

The Gibassier is an enriched brioche type bun, scented with orange [… More …]

How I learnt all about #understandingblackberries …..

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It is the end of home grown summer fruit now… so sad, but it has lasted longer than usual this year with the mild autumn weather we have been having. And among the last to leave the supermarkets were the blackberries.

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East London Food Heroes – Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, E16

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It is fabulous to be able to get so much good food from small, local producers these days. It wasn’t such a long time ago that in London, apart from basic foodstuffs from greengrocers, butchers, bakers, you were only able to buy goods packaged by major manufacturers. At luxury West End grocers such as [… More …]

Food for your eyes part three – The Twittering Suppliers

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There has been a lot of talk on the business blogs about the rise of social networking, and the power of peer-to-peer recommendations, particularly on Twitter. (I’m not linking to anything in particular here, but by all means check out any of the 28,600,000 items my Google search produced).

Blatant product plugs by suppliers [… More …]

Food for your eyes part two: the Blogs & Twitter

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Anyone who knows me will know that I am nuts about Twitter.

I started with just a few of my eBay contacts, but soon discovered that there was a massive community on Twitter interested in food in all its aspects.

I wandered into my first foodie blogs by accident.. I was looking for any [… More …]