Known as Huí-GuōPork or double-cooked pork belly, this dish has a long history that can be traced back to the Song dynasty (960–1279). Its predecessor, “Yo Bao pork,” was recorded in the 《竹屿房杂部》, a book on longevity and lifestyle during the Ming dynasty, written by Song Xu.Double-cooked pork is inspired by Sichuan flavours and originally comes from the Sichuan region of China, which is why it’s so spicy. The Sichuan region is known for being humid and lush, an environment that produces many hot peppers and chilis, including the tribute pepper, Sichuan pepper, and Erjingtiao chilli.I first ate this in London’s Chinatown […]
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I was introduced to this ‘Norwegian’ Oyster Stew by an American friend from Wisconsin as a traditional Christmas Eve dish. The stew is a delicious seafood dish that combines the rich flavours of oysters with a creamy, savoury broth.However, while Norway is known for its rich seafood culture, including various preparations of fish, shellfish, and other marine delicacies, oyster stew is not a traditional or commonly known dish in Norwegian cuisine. Norwegian culinary traditions are more closely associated with dishes like various types of cured and smoked fish, as well as preparations of salmon, herring, and other seafood sourced […]
Waterzooi is a traditional Belgian stew that is typically made with fish or chicken and vegetables. It is known for its creamy texture and rich flavour. Brings back memories of living in the village of Vossem, not far from Brussels.
Some of my fondest memories of living in Luxembourg are of the delicious smells coming from the snacks on offer at Schueberfouer, a famous annual fair in Luxembourg that dates back to the 14th century. It is one of the largest and oldest funfair in the country and is held in the city of Luxembourg, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The fair takes place over a few weeks during the summer and attracts both locals and tourists alike. Schueberfouer features a wide array of attractions, rides, games, and various food stalls offering traditional Luxembourgish and international cuisine. […]
Beef bulgogi is a popular Korean dish known for its sweet and savory flavors. Here’s a simple recipe to make beef bulgogi at home:
Beef gravy has a deep, meaty taste that complements the flavours of slow roast beef. It can also be served over mashed potatoes, rice, or other side dishes to add moisture and a robust, savoury element to the meal. Beef gravy is a classic accompaniment to many comfort foods and hearty meals, providing a satisfying and flavorful addition to the dining experience.The best beef gravy does not come out of a packet. Instead, the gravy is made using the vegetable stock resulting from par-boiling the vegetables, a roux made using fat and juices from the roasted meat and plain […]