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how to make rhubarb vinegar

How to make rhubarb vinegar

I morphed from being an avid beetroot hater to a real fan all thanks to Nigel Slater’s method of making beetroot carpaccio (post to come) – a sort of light-touc...
how to make Moroccan cumin salt

Moroccan Cumin Salt

Feel like putting something a bit different on your table aside from the standard salt and pepper….and some special olive oil perhaps….?The cumin salt is g...
everything you need to know about gelatin

The Low-down On Gelatine

In this post you'll find:introduction - why am I writing this? what is gelatine which is better; powder or sheet gelatine? what are the different...
sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...
food labelling

Food Nutrition Labels, Who Cares?

At the end of 2017 at The Food Retail Show I happened upon Jenny Plumb a food scientist who works for The Quadram Institute  and Nutritional Information Solutio...