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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:44
Jonathan Phang grew up in a hectic Chinese/Caribbean household in London that was always packed with waifs and strays as well as the wonderful, rich smells of the next delicious meal. The Pepperpot Club is a stunning collection of Carribbean recipes and Jonathan recounts his childhood which was defined by tales from the homeland, loud music, booming laughter, and his mother's spicy aromatic cooking. Jonathan's Nanny Phang had a theory: if you cook food people love to eat, you will gain all you want from life. In this book he shares recipes from family and friends from all six races of the Caribbean - East Indian, Chinese, Mixed European, African, North American and indigenous Amerindian - are celebrated and include Meatball and glass noodle soup, Chinese ribs, Jerk Chicken, Coconut cream pie and a kicker of a Rum punch. Peppered throughout are Jonathan's family photographs as well as stunning shots of the Caribbean.
Here's a little video of Jonathan introducing the book.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:34
Delicious recipes from our Book of the Week this week (29 August) and some more from a great Mix and Match recipe book too!
This is delicious with sweet potato mash instead of ordinary potatoes, or try using cooked sliced waxy potatoes, such as Nicola. Brush them with melted butter, then sprinkle with grated parmesan before baking.
Mix and match recipes
Spiced butternut squash soup, Rosemary and chilli sausages with new potatoes and Raspberry, lemon and almond bake.
Serve the cutlets and sauce piled onto fresh egg tagliatelle and accompany the dish with a crisp green salad.
Mix and match menu
Griddled prawns with hot pepper sauce, Thai red vegetable curry and Blueberry-ripple cheesecake.
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:51
Three creative cupcakes
Learn how to bake and create three delicious cupcakes: a smiling mom, a dog and a heart design cupcake.
Excellent Easter cake
Cheery and colourful, this cake is a delightful Easter gift or springtime treat.
Create a sleeping beauty castle for your princesses birthday party. Or, you can make little hedgehogs, ladybirds and tortoises!
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