The day the shops closed. A food forager’s journey. Day 3

Quite frankly, I don’t feel like this foraging challenge business at all today. I just want to open the fridge, eat and get on with my day. Getting on with my day? What does that involve anyway? Gardens and food. It’s a catch 22. I’m married to mother Nature. Through thick and thin. Till death…

The day the shops closed. A food forager’s journey. Day 2

But breakfast first. After yesterday’s escapades (scroll down to read all about them) I expected to be ravenous in the morning. But quiet the opposite happened, I wasn’t hungry at all. I went foraging on an empty stomach and when the yearning for breakfast arrived, I simply turned to some very sweet and ripe papaya…

The day the shops closed: A food forager’s journey. Day 1

I’ve been a keen forager for a long time. To aimlessly wander and pick up roots and shoots, leaves and fruit, it’s my ultimate pastime. I’m realizing more and more that even organic farming has an element of aggression to it, especially when it relies heavily on soil amendments and human inputs to produce food….

Duck eggs exposed! The truth about these rich nuggets of gold.

We’ve recently escaped several dark decades in which government agencies advised us to limit our egg consumption. Happy days for the perfect poachers, the soft scramblers and the omelet lovers among us, eating eggs every day is now OK! Science has officially changed its mind. To assume that eating cholesterol rich food would automatically raise…

Busted! Bad Ass Bananas..

Whenever I bump into a banana I find my protective mechanisms kick in. Yes, Mr. Banana is the cute, comical and helpless little brother I never had. ‘If other chefs make fun of you again’, I whisper into their yellow ears, ‘I will kick their snobbish asparagus blanching butts’. Bananas deserve more respect! Time for…

Raw and rugged culinary emotion

Cooking can be an art or it can be a craft. A busy house father knocking up satisfying grub for his 3 kids, according to mum’s tested and trialed recipes, that’s a fine craft. Cooking for 3000 hospital patients: craft. Feeding the army: craft. A British seaside chef having a turn at creating authentic sashimi,…