Nostalgia: The Lingering Taste on every Expat’s Tongue
I want cheddar cheese and Branston’s pickle sandwiches, Monster Munch, Heinz Cream of Tomato soup with floating hunks of white-sliced bread, a deep bowl of Bird’s Eye Custard with drowned slices of banana and builder’s tea with enough Digestives to soak up the entire mug.
Lacto-fermentation is the the simplest and arguably oldest method of food processing and preserving. This primitive fermentation process requires nothing more than salt, vegetables and water, with no need for expensive equipment.
Figs - the fruit that symbolises wisdom, new life and enlightenment...pretty apt as we sit tight on the eve of lockdown lifting in France. 20 reflections from 8 weeks of strict quarantine during Covid-19
Tinned tomatoes. My number one hero ingredient. When I don’t want the faff of prepping a load of bits, crave something fresh, delicious and full of that umami moorishness, tinned tomatoes are my go-to. Probably the most versatile pantry ingredient and used across the globe in unique ways.