specialist food and drink

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...
all about polish cheeses

Guide to a Polish Cheeseboard

I asked my Eat Polska guide, Halina Jasonek, to give me a briefing on Polish cheese, and she took me to a restaurant where I could try some. “The idea of a chee...
elephant ear fig

The miracle that is the elephant ear fig

“There is a wasp which cannot reproduce outside the flower of a fig; this same fig flower cannot be fertilized without the help of a wasp. When the femail wasp ...
brandy butter recipe

How to make truly boozyful brandy butter

“It’s Christmas morning, soon after breakfast, that fallow period when not much is going on. I look inside the fridge, hoping for something like a cold sausage ...