Recipe: Quick Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

Warming, hearty and with mountains of flavour, this basic recipe for a quick and easy noodle soup is a must if you’re in a rush. Strictly speaking, if I had a good amount of time on my hands I would definitely make the beef stock from scratch using beef bones but I’ve no problem using…

Top 6 Movies Featuring Chinese Food

“To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven” – Ancient Chinese Proverb As part of Chinese Week here on the blog, I felt that it’d be a fun idea to sit back and take a look at movies that featured real Chinese food at its core. Forget that synthetic, gooey…

Skyrim’s Sweet Rolls

“Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll?” These treats are little pastries that can be found all across Skyrim (most inns sell them). They restore five points of health and are often mentioned mockingly by city guards. Sweet rolls are also mentioned by the polarising Cicero but nothing happens if you give him one….

Recipe: Fragrant Buttered Chicken Masala

When I hear the word “spicy”, I instantly know that it’s something I’m going to avoid, but when it comes to using more fragrant and flavoursome spices, it’s a big thumbs up from me. This buttery chicken masala is one of those recipes where I get to throw in a dash of this and sprinkling…

Sansa Stark’s Lemon Cakes

Warning: Contains mild spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones “Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she…

6 tips for cooks who work on their feet all day

Do you ever have that aching feeling that runs through your arches and makes its way up through your legs? Believe me, I’ve been there! From standing around prepping ingredients to bustling around during service, doing 6 or 12-hour shifts can really take its toll on your feet. With rarely a chance to rest, it’s…

The Survival Series Part 14: Purslane

Surviving in the wild is not easy – not only do you have to weather yourself against the elements, but you also have to find a way to sustain your energy too! This survival series looks at the many wild foods that you can come across on your travels, that you can safely forage and…

Part 25: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Another Sunday, another short round-up of some of Ireland’s best food producers! Celebrating local produce, this week I’m looking at five more companies that caught my eye: Kearney Blue Cheese A deliciously creamy cheese with a balanced blue flavour throughout, Kearney Blue is definitely one for the cheeseboard. Based in Northern Ireland, the cheese itself…

The Survival Series Part 12: Periwinkles

Heading out to the beach this week and looking for something wild to bring home? Look no further! This week, the survival series is back on the coastline where I’m looking at the small treasure that is: Periwinkles Though some may flinch at the idea at cooking and eating snail-like creatures, these little molluscs are…

Word of Mouth: Something amiss at the Guinness Storehouse

The home of the “black stuff” has always been a spot that I’ve meant to wander into and so on a whim with the rain drizzling down, Mr. POH and I headed to the iconic Guinness Storehouse. Open seven days a week from 9.30am, we arrived late enough into the afternoon to a bustling entrance…