Food Stories

Nuno’s Milho Frito

Nuno’s Milho Frito

I’ve met Nuno in a newly opened Portuguese community resource centre on Clifton street where he works. He shared with me one of the classics of Portuguese cuisine – Milho Frito, which is a side-dish usually eaten with tuna steak soup. Milho frito is made […]

In light of Angharad

In light of Angharad

People’s stories often intertwine in the most unexpected ways, and so it was with the story of Angharad, a fair Welsh woman walking in the footsteps of photographer Tom Mathias. Mathias was from West Wales, and with his camera he documented much of the daily […]

Christine’s comforting ‘frogspawn’

Christine’s comforting ‘frogspawn’

With this recipe I felt like I have unearthed a treasure. It was passed on to me by Christine, an elderly lady that used to do lots of cooking even for 30 or so years ago. She would have three soups simmering at a time […]

The hunter-gatherer Kate and her (slug) omelette

The hunter-gatherer Kate and her (slug) omelette

Kate likes exploring the outside world and being in different places. She likes going on a food hunt, whether its skipping through a surplus food from supermarkets (although those days are way behind her), or foraging in parks, orchards or a back garden. She is […]

Huw’s sweet semolina

Huw’s sweet semolina

I decided to cook something that makes me feel really happy. This dessert is super delicious and also brings back some really good memories. A few years ago I was in Australia, volunteering at an Organic farm run by Krishna devotees, they were great people […]

Ailsa

Ailsa

Ailsa was looking for a vegetarian recipe that would delight her vegetarian friends. Her University friend Deri, the Ethical Chef himself, came to her assistance. He taught her the ways of cooking the hearty and nourishing Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry. This is the […]

Boudicca bakes

Boudicca bakes

Boudicca bakes because she enjoys it and because that’s something one can do when one has kids. ‘Boudicca bakes’ is the name of her cake business that she’s been working on for a while. 10 years, to be precise, of perfecting brownies, flapjacks and other […]

Feijoada, Brazilian soul-food

Feijoada, Brazilian soul-food

Just watching this traditional Brazilian Feijoada being prepared was a feast in itself. A delicious example of nourishing, “made from scratch” slow food. It takes time to prepare and it’s meant to be savoured as a family meal on a Sunday afternoon. Claudia is the […]

Fiona’s California inspired salad

Fiona’s California inspired salad

Fiona’s job is to create new recipes so it’s only natural that after visiting California where she was inspired by the ever present avocados Fiona developed this salad recipe. Ingredients 1 avocado 2 slice of Halloumi cheese 1 boiled egg Watercress/sweet pea shoots 1 spring […]

Alison’s indispensable lasagna

Alison’s indispensable lasagna

When Alison left her parents house her mum’s lasagna was one recipe she couldn’t leave behind. It was the recipe that would have everyone in her family come back for seconds or even thirds. This is the recipe she decided to cook for me on […]