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  • Mastering MasterChef– Venturing with Vegetables

    Mastering Masterchef – Venturing with Vegetables   In the second quarter-final of the series, the spotlight was firmly placed on the importance and huge array of vegetables as being a key part of the food experience. The contestants had 90 minutes to create one amazing dish. The quarter final last time was all about cooking […]

  • Mastering MasterChef – Game On

    Mastering Masterchef – Game On It was ‘Game On’ in the first quarter-final of the series, as the task involved cooking a piece of game. Known as the Critic’s Test, this one was particularly tough. The amateur cooks were put through the mill with a seriously daunting test set by critic William Sitwell. His challenge […]

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    Mastering MasterChef – Keep calm and stay focused

    Mastering MasterChef – Keep calm and stay focused Series 15 of MasterChef kicked off on Monday 11th February 2019 and immediately I was hooked into watching this compelling cookery competition. Having competed in the finals and been a guest judge for the last 10 years, BBC MasterChef never fails to get my attention, and series […]

  • BREW Your Business

    BREW Your Business Business Gets Better with Age As part of Wandsworth Enterprise month, the Council’s new Erasmus + programme gets underway with an exciting launch on March 15th at Hotel Rafayel in Battersea. For more information, take a look at our flyer or book a place online. BREW stands for Building Enterprise and Resilience […]

  • A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs.

    A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs. The Tooting Street Food challenge was launched at Tooting Market earlier this week. Tooting was chosen to host the competition, run by the council’s Lifelong Learning team, because it has become one of London’s top foodie destinations. Five Wandsworth schools […]

  • Do TV cookery programs really influence the way we cook?

    Do TV cookery programs really influence the way we cook? The answer is ‘yes’ and we are spending more time in the kitchen after being inspired by TV food shows, which are boosting the cookery skills of many viewers. Over a decade ago people were more interested in cooking basic foods for the family. Now […]

  • Stir Fried Okra with Onions

    Stir Fried Okra with Onions Serves 3 people INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp. sunflower oil 1 tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp asafoetida 400g okra, cut into angles of 1cm 2 medium onions, cut into small pieces 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp ginger, minced ½ tsp green chilli, minced 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp Turmeric powder 2 […]

  • Courgette, Feta and Mint Fritters

    Courgette, Feta and Mint Fritters Ingredients 3-4 courgettes (about 600g), coarsely grated 100g self-raising flour 3 spring onions, finely chopped 150g feta cheese, crumbled 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2tbsp fresh mint Handful fresh coriander, finely chopped 1 red chilli chopped Fresh ground black pepper Oil for frying e.g. vegetable (or sunflower) Method To make […]

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    Cocktail Party: is Bowl Food enough to be satisfied

    Networking and socializing is the primary reason for holding a cocktail party and food is a vital component of gathering people together. Therefore, making a party a success is because of the kind of experience your guests have at the party. Little types of creative talent utilized in the arrangement of food is the chief […]

  • How to Make a Perfect Chapatti (Roti)

    The most popular and handy Indian dishes is the roti or chapatti. It is a favorite for both the adults and kids. It is usually made from wheat flour. Roti is often served with vegetable curry, legume, or curry dishes. It is straightforward to make it, yet requires intense practice to obtain soft and round […]

  • Dhokra Cake

    DHOKRA – GUJARATI CAKE

    DHOKRA – GUJARATI CAKE YOU’LL NEED 400g course semolina 600g fresh grated sweet corn 200g plain yoghurt/ Alpro Soya simply plain plant-based alternative to yogurt 3 tsp salt 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice 3-4 tsp green chilli paste 2 tsp ginger paste Half a bunch of fresh coriander – finely chopped […]