Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Favourites List for November 2012



Here is my monthly collection of things I've been enjoying. Some old, some new. Hope you like them!  The pictures this month are from my trip to China, and are obviously all food-inspired.

Blogs worth following:
Superb and authentic south east Asian food: http://www.meemalee.com/
Eating well on a teensy budget: http://www.theskintfoodie.com/

Food stall, Guilin

Recipes:
The best piece of food writing I have ever read, and a wonderful spelt risotto recipe: http://eggsontheroof.com/shall-i-compare-thee-to-a-pan-of-spelt
Free 25 recipe E-book (includes recipes from Wahaca and Busaba Eathai): http://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/food-and-drink/food/recipe_book/
An ideal way of having a virtuous vegetarian (packed) lunch: http://www.domesticsluttery.com/2012/10/sluttishly-vegetarian-buddha-bowl.html
Autumnal salads need to ring the changes! http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8017/autumn-chestnut-salad
22 recipes which prove the Maillard reaction rocks! http://www.saveur.com/gallery/Braised-Meats
Another Autumn salad, and I make no apologies for my love for squash! Reckon if you make too much on purpose, it makes a great packed lunch!: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7995/squash-and-barley-salad-with-balsamic-vinaigrette
A very different kind of slow cooked casserole kind of dish: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-asian-cabbage-rolls-wit-137820
Claypot chicken rice (瓦煲雞飯), a Malaysian one-pot dish: http://www.mycookinghut.com/2008/11/16/claypot-chicken-rice-%E7%93%A6%E7%85%B2%E9%9B%9E%E9%A3%AF/
Onion Bhajis with a twist by Cyrus Todiwala http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tarkarinabhajiaonion_12732
White bean soup with porcini sables (my use for my bottle of truffle oil): http://www.comfortablyhungry.com/?p=662
Hearty warming sweet potato and sweetcorn soup, both vegetarian and vegan suitable: http://www.domesticsluttery.com/2012/10/sluttishly-vegan-sweet-potato-and.html

Young pink ginger, Chongqing

How-to-cooking guides and know-how:

Food articles and thoughts: 
Interesting insight into Moroccan Tagine making http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/articles/how-to-make-tagine
Guide to ingredients for Thai food: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/brands.html
London eateries in zones 1 & 2 by tube station (an alternative tube map): http://cheesenbiscuits.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/london-restaurant-map-2012-v2-now-with.html


TV/Film:
Lilyhammer (US/Norwegian comedy drama series)
Father Ted, Season 3 (Irish comedy series)
No Direction Home (Martin Scorcese's film about Bob Dylan)
The Last King of Scotland

Cormorant fishing, Guilin
Music:
Grimes - Visions
Django Django - Django Django
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
The Black Keys - El Camino
Love - Forever Changes

Books: 
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

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