Kitchen equipment, food products and related items, or objects of desire (yes, they do exist) that catch my eye, or that I've used and loved.

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Browsing Archive: April, 2010

Piri Piri Starfish (Tessa Kiros)

Posted by denise on Saturday, April 24, 2010, In : Cookbooks 




Tessa Kiros is not Portuguese. She is of Greek-Cypriot and Finnish parentage, so, you might ask, what would a London born, part Greek-Cypriot, part Finnish cookbook writer know of Portuguese food? Authenticity is not a word I am comfortable with. Perhaps being a mixed bag of ethnicities myself, I tend to refrain from hastily endorsing or decrying anything because of "authenticity" or a lack thereof, preferring to evaluate something based on its own merits, which fortunately, this book has ple...


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Cafedirect Medium Roast Coffee

Posted by denise on Saturday, April 17, 2010, In : edibles 



I'm the kind of coffee drinker who would rather go without and brave a thumping headache, then drink a bad cup. What's a bad cup? Well, that would differ from person to person but it's pretty simple for me; tar-thick sludge is a big no-no, especially if it comes with little actual coffee flavour. Sour coffee is another turnoff - a little acidity, even more than a bit is fine, as long as it's part of the inherent character of the coffee, not a result of brewed coffee standing around on a heate...


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