7 Hour Hearty Goulash

While I am reading up on all cool food places in Prague and reminiscing about our trip 3 years ago, I can’t help myself but to make incredibly hearty Slow Cooked Goulash. Winter is made for slow cooked dishes and having a slow cooker definitely makes your life SO MUCH easier. 15 minutes of prer in the morning, followed by some occasional stirring ( if you choose to) and voila! You have a warm, filling, cosy dish to make your tummy and soul content.  Continue reading “7 Hour Hearty Goulash”

Mama Rita, Colchester 

Why haven’t I been to this delicious cosy corner of Colchester before? Why?

Despite being recommended to go numerous times by one of my colleagues I never made time for it, but luckily we had a team building day coming up and what’t better way to bond than over some food? Meet Mama Rita AKA Big Belly AKA When can we go back again?! Mama Rita is a small cosy restaurant in a heart of Colchester run by Romanian management offering a sit down/take away and a delivery option. If you are not from Romania you are most likely to get a standard English Menu which won’t offer some gems but if you come with a Romanian person or ask for a Romanian menu then you are in for a treat.  Continue reading “Mama Rita, Colchester “

Toro, NYC

 

New York food scene is insane, it changes every day with restaurants and pop ups appearing out of nowhere and I genuinely think that a whole life time wouldn’t be enough to taste New York. When we were prepping for our trip, daily I would post at least 5 suggestions for a restaurant/bar/pop up that I want visit. Obviously, when we got there it all went tits up and we didn’t eat or drink nearly as much as we planned (hoped).

But I am so happy that we managed to go to Toro and didn’t cancel our reservation. Based in the heart of Chelsea. Toro prides itself on best Tapas and a fantastic wine cellar.  Continue reading “Toro, NYC”

Smorgasburg, NY

Work has been terribly busy and I have major holiday blues. Every evening I am day dreaming about our next adventure and reminiscing about the amazing trip to New York where the food was one of the highlights and we had prosecco with every meal.

Thanks to a recommendation from an ex-colleague (hey, Yassica!) we ended up at Smorgasburg Flea Food Market on a lovely warm Saturday morning. Smorgasburg is only open on Saturdays and is a home to 80+ food vendors from all over New York. You can find anything from pulled meats and ramen burgers to exotic desserts and vegan treats.  Continue reading “Smorgasburg, NY”

Veal and Wild Mushroom Ragout

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me raving about Veal & Wild Mushroom Ragout Tagliatelle from Al Molo Restaurant in Weymouth. Well, I finally recreated it so that I could finally shut the f**k up about it. Luckily, Al Molo Staff are extremely nice and helpful and I managed to get the recipe off the Man himself – Headchef Giuseppe, who kindly sent me the recipe on Facebook.  Continue reading “Veal and Wild Mushroom Ragout”

Creamy Pancetta & Chicken Risotto

This was born because I am so easily influenced by good food marketing. One Saturday afternoon, Pete and I decided to pop into town and have some lunch at Carluccio’s. As it turned out, September is a month of mushrooms and they had these great table talkers up-selling mushrooms and their Porcini infused olive oil (which apparently works great in risottos), so OF COURSE I had to buy it and scrap previously planned dinner and make risotto from scratch.   Continue reading “Creamy Pancetta & Chicken Risotto”