My next Thai themed guest recipe for Farmison is inspired by a lunch that was cooked for us when we went on a trek in the Khao Sok National Park. That lunch consisted of succulent pork chunks on bamboo skewers, slow roasted over a fire by our guide. I tried to remember the guide’s seasoning recipe and replicated it for these ‘jungle’ style chicken skewers. Sadly when cooking I had no open fire, but a Sainsbury’s disposable BBQ had to do.
It’s snowmageddon in England. Sick of the cold, inadequate heating, lack of sunlight, black ice, soggy socks and a complete breakdown in our transport infrastructure, C and I are getting away from it all and have booked a two week trip to Thailand in March. We simply can’t wait! In homage to our forthcoming trip I cooked up a Thai chicken curry at the weekend, only in the knowledge that the post-Thailand version of me will look back at this recipe and scoff. I hope to have some cooking lessons out there and learn about real Thai food, but until then this recipe will do. Continue reading →
Ever since I was young I have never had one true home. Growing up in Hong Kong and moving to London as a teenager – then travelling back and forth all my adult life – I have felt truly bi-cultural all my life. I feel at home in both locations but often miss the other on the other side of the world. On top of that, I have third ‘homes’ – Malaysia and Singapore, where my mum’s family are from. These places are home in the sense that they are places I spent a lot of my childhood visiting, and where I had the happiest times of my life getting to know my huge extended family. Continue reading →
I recently started a new job in Chiswick, which meant that I had to leave Soho, my old stomping ground of two and a half years. Now, here is a message to all people who work in or around that area: APPRECIATE it, because you won’t know what you miss until you leave it! From shopping on Oxford Street to late eats in Chinatown, Soho had everything you could possibly need or want to fit around your working day. And of course, the thing I miss the most is the amazing restaurants there. In the last few months of my old job, my friends and I discovered Meat Liquor and managed to eat there three times. Now I can only dream of casually turning up to the famed establishment at midday when there are no queues, gorging on a Dead Hippie burger and chilli cheese fries, and rolling back to work slightly tipsy on their Grog. Continue reading →
A quick post to say that I pretend-barbecued some chicken thighs from my Farmer’s Choice meat box this weekend. It should have been a real one, but apparently we’re in the middle of a 30-day onslaught of rainy, windy weather in England. What next, a plague of locusts?? Continue reading →