Day Two: #AFairLand Alive and Kicking at IMMA

Day two at A Fair Land began in earnest. The courtyard has yet to fully transform due to technicalities but it’s a definite work-in-progress. But first, let me talk a bit about the project’s creators: Grizedale Arts. Based on the historic site of Lawson Park farm in the Lake District in the UK, their site still runs…

Word of Mouth: Inspiration aplenty at the Waterford Harvest Festival

A last minute notion struck my Mam and I to head down to Waterford for the weekend for their annual Harvest Festival, that was in conjunction with Grow it Yourself (GIY) International. A celebration of food heritage and culture aimed to suit all tastes, the harvest festival has been around since pagan times acting as…

Essential Italian words for your food journey

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” – Sophia Loren If you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet on ordering some Italian grub, you’ve come to the right place. This week we’re celebrating all things Italian, and so I thought it’d be quite useful if I dished out some essential words to use if you…

Ciao! It’s Italian Week on Spill the Beans

Last week Mr. POH and I celebrated Chinese week where I cooked nothing but food with an Asian-flair but this week we’re going European. This week, we’re zooming over to Italia, where I’ll be rustling up some tasty (I hope!) Italian dishes. Included on the menu this week is: Minestrone, Zuppa Toscana, Lasanga and a…

Food and Drink Festivals and Events 2015 – 2016

All listings are subject to change depending on whether the event or festival goes ahead or due to other circumstances. If you’re hosting a food or drink event/festival (big or small!) and would like it featured please drop me an email to unaminh[at]gmail.com Please consult each link and contact organisers if necessary before making plans!…

The Lowdown on Rations in Metal Gear Solid

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Metal Gear Solid series One of the main items to be found in Metal Gear Solid are possibly Snake’s best friend, rations. In fact these recovery items appear in every MGS game. The item usually recovers a substantial amount of health or stamina and are designed to resemble rations that…

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…

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…