The introduction of Chinese cuisine into the UK may well have been the best thing that’s happened to us. We Brits love Chinese food – with tasty, healthy ingredients and an array of spices, it’s not hard to see why! With Chinese New Year upon us next week, hungryhouse has taken a look at the symbolic meaning of traditional foods eaten during Chinese New Year that will bring you bundles of prosperity. Plus you’re guaranteed to enjoy eating them. Bonus!
And then there were two! Two triumphant goals by ‘Super’ Mario Balotelli, narrowing the 2012 Euro Cup down to two teams, Spain and Italy. As Spain no doubt had plenty of food for thought as they watched Italy defeat Germany, so did we… but it had nothing to do with game tactics.
Maybe the key to the football success of these two countries is the fact that they both serve up incredibly delicious food. Or maybe that’s just us looking for another excuse to eat more pizza. Nevertheless in the spirit of the Azzurri, we’re taking you on a culinary day trip to Italy.
In 1762 when John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, fatefully asked for ‘some slices of meat between two pieces of bread’, he probably never imagined that he would be starting a culinary trend. I’m sure that someone uttered the fateful words; ‘it’ll never catch on’. (more…)
In case you’d somehow missed the big news, this week is national doughnut week! Yes, a whole week dedicated to this most mighty of snacks and all for a good cause too as the proceeds made from the sale of doughnuts at participating bakers across the UK will help to raise money for The Children’s Trust, a national charity which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and health needs.
Though they are probably most associated with the USA (think, for example, of Homer Simpson’s longstanding obsession with them, not to mention Krispy Kremes, Dunkin’ Doughnuts and the numerous other American chains devoted to them), there are in fact variations on the humble doughnut in national cuisines the world over.