Just as in any big cities, immigrants play a massive role in the Russian food industry. However, it’s not curries and Mexican food on street corners here – instead, most Russians actually stick to food from the former Soviet bloc to get their spicy/exotic fix. Here’s why – and how you can get into these overlooked gems for yourself. 1. Georgian A broad interplay of culinary exchanges along the Silk Road, Georgian delicacies combine the heartiness of Russian food and the flair of the Middle East to create a cuisine that's as exotic as it is unparalleled. The dishes are diverse, expressive, and very well-garnished, and can be served up at any time of day and for all tastes. As Alexander Pushkin himself wrote, “Every Georgian dish is a poem.” It’s perhaps the world’s most criminally neglected cuisine outside of the former USSR, but many Russians in fact prefer Georgian food to their own. As a result, affordable Georgian … [Read more...] about 3 unique post-Soviet cuisines you gotta try in Russia
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Over recent years, afternoon tea has become more and more popular, with venues all over offering up traditional and more unique menus. To most, it means some sandwiches, cakes, scones and lots of tea (or coffee).And with a wealth of venues offering the service, we are spoilt for choice.However, as Mr M and I realised we had been together for 14 years, we thought we would celebrate the occasion with our little ones and were originally planning to book the Running Fox at Felton as we’ve been before and were mightily impressed.Sadly their bookings for weekends were already full until the end of this month, so we opted for their newer venue at Longframlington.The Longfram Fox is situated next to the paper shop and opposite Carrs newsagents, and despite its small exterior, they’ve managed to pack a lot in. There are seven or eight tables packed in alongside the food serving area and then a kitchen at the back.And outside there is a lovely seating area which I can imagine gets … [Read more...] about MEAL REVIEW: The Running Fox, Longframlington
If you're vegetarian or vegan, finding somewhere suitable to eat out can sometimes be a struggle. World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world on November 1. It is also the start of World Vegan Month. While London has a growing range of restaurants specialising in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, some eateries around here just offer one suitable dish on the menu - making eating out restricting and above all boring. So with the help of some strict vegetarians and vegans, we have put together a guide to some of the best restaurants in and just outside the area that cater for people on a meat-free diet as well as non-veggies. Read More More vegan and vegetarian news 1. Kayal in West Byfleet This authentic family-run restaurant offers south Indian fare, with dosas and Keralan specialities plus a seafood focus, in a rustic eatery. Cuisine at Kayal is mildly flavoured, spicy and gently cooked and there is a large emphasis on healthy eating. Star dish: Masala Dosa - … [Read more...] about A guide to vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Surrey
Having to go into hospital is never a good thing, even if it’s the best place for you to be. And while you might be in the best hands possible, no one ever looks forward to staying overnight or longer, not even at Hull Royal Infirmary. But one thing you can be guaranteed is to be well fed – and the varied options are nothing like what you might think ‘hospital food’ is like. Here, we have a sneak peek at what patients staying on the ward this week will be eating according to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust’s week 1 menu. Monday Dinner Starter Cream of Tomato Soup Fruit Juice Main Chicken Breast & Stuffing in Gravy Steak & kidney Pie Vegetable Sausage Hot Pot Salad/sandwich Turkey Sandwich (white) Turkey Sandwich (brown) Egg Mayo & Sliced Egg S/W (white) Egg Mayo & Sliced Egg S/W (brown) Smoked Mackerel Salad Cottage Cheese & Pineapple Salad Vegetables/potatoes Creamed Potatoes Skin on Boiled Potatoes Green Beans (Seasonal) … [Read more...] about Menu for Hull’s hospital patients
Brunching out... If the words “pizza brunch” don’t excite you, then I’m afraid we can never be friends. Forget “cellar door”; I don’t think there are two more beautiful words in the English language. Aside from its euphonic charm, it’s also the main draw at Radici, Francesco Mazzei’s laid-back and slightly cavernous Islington restaurant. The premise is simple: pizza, if you go down that route, along with eggs, pancakes and the option to add on bottomless prosecco for £15 per person. Read more By Chloe brunch review: Vegans need junk food too Funnily enough, it’s the other brunch dishes we enjoy even more than the pizza. “Tuscany meets Puglia” is Eggs in Purgatory’s burlier cousin, boasting a beautifully thick and rich pappa al pomodoro, on top of which sits two white ovoids. Cut into one of them: a poached egg. And the other? Burrata, wonderfully creamy and immediately … [Read more...] about Brunch on Saturday: Radici review: Is there anything more beautiful than a ‘pizza brunch’?