Greetings, fiery food fans, and welcome to the first of my ECCC sample reviews.
Today’s offering from the East Coast Chilli Company is probably their most unique item – A rich, black, honey-based sauce that matches wonderfully with the equally dark label that adorns its bottle.
It is, of course, as its elegant red text tells us, their Midnight 21.
Hey guys, it’s recipe week again and, while I’ve never been one for keeping different cultures of food separate if the work together, this summer sizzler’s a real melting pot of influences.
The original dish on which this month’s creation has been based comes from episode 16 of the japanese show “Food Wars” and, should you want to cook the original apple and bacon risotto, a recipe can be found for it in chapter 42 of the show’s manga.
But, while the fruity take on it may be japanese, risotto itself hails from italy and my take uses a morrocan-style spice blend with the peruvian lemon drop chilli to add a bit more substance.
The original did, after all, lose its battle in the anime for being too light and unsatisfying.
So, instead of an apple and bacon risotto, I shall be presenting you with a spiced apple and pear risotto that can be eaten hot as a main dish or cold for a smaller meal like lunch or the originally intended breakfast. Or simply if the warm weather is as agonising for you as it is for me.
Konnichiwa my fellow spice lovers, today I want to talk to you about a show that truly captured my heart during 2016.
Shokugeki no Souma, or Food Wars as it is known outside of Japan, is a ridiculous anime in what’s known as the shōnen genre but it’s a little different to what that implies.
Happy valentine’s day, spice lovers!
This week I have something a little different for you in the form of a restaurant review, in case you still need to make any last minute plans.