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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PUBLISHED: 16:09 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 08 May 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Italian tarragon chicken triangle sandwiches by Charlotte Smith Jarvis. Archant Sandwiches don’t have to be boring - try one of our recipes. Green Goddess open crab sandwich by Charlotte Smith Jarvis. Around the world, every country has its take on the sandwich. In Vietnam there’s the banh mi (a baguette filled with pickled vegetables, meat and pate). America has the Philly steak sandwich (a dense hoagie loaf piled with thin sliced steak and cheese sauce). Vada pav (rolls split and filled with fried spiced potatoes and chutney) rule in India. I rarely buy sarnies in the UK – mostly because I loathe those cheap mayonnaise-laden fillings you always find in sandwich bars. There are exceptions to the rule, of course. Fergusen’s Deli in Hadleigh is legendary for its generous doorstoppers. And they take the sandwich very seriously indeed at Toppers in Bury St Edmunds. But more … [Read more...] about From a vegetarian Reuben, to The Gatsby
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’?
Diet food has a bad rep. It conjures up images of chewing on cardboard-like rice cakes and low-fat packet soups packed with preservatives, while you dream of a comforting bowl of pasta and battle cravings for anything that so much as resembles dessert. Enter Tom Kerridge. He not only runs the UK's only pub with two Michelin stars (The Hand And Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire), but he knows a thing or two about weight loss, having shed 12 stone himself. Now back with a second diet book, Lose Weight For Good, and accompanying BBC programme, he's determined to demonstrate that calorie-controlled meals can be delicious – and easy to whip up at home. "I looked at lower-calorie recipes and I found them incredibly depressing, boring and flavourless," Kerridge (44) explains. "I thought, 'Well no wonder so many people yo-yo on diets – they're not enjoying what they're eating'." He describes his new book as a "celebration of great-tasting food", with an emphasis on recipes that … [Read more...] about Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight For Good packed with healthy recipes that taste good