Our love affair with food has been capitalised on by the media who tell us what to eat, how to eat, where to eat and more. I like mooching through the international food isles at the supermarkets to find new and interesting ingredients.
After removing the skin, unripe fruit can be sliced (1 or 2 mm thick) and fried in boiling oil, to produce chips and then salted with cracked rock salt. This is a great snack. If you can get your hands on plantain flour, try making bread. I haven't done this yet, but it's on my 2008 list of things to do.
If you would like the recipe for the plantain chips please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greenhouse in the heart of London's Mayfair has re-opened its doors. This is a fabulous restaurant with meticulous attention to detail and their European influenced menu. They will do gluten free - just telephone ahead when making your booking.
UMU the luxury Japanese restaurant in Mayfair, London, has just announced dates for the first series of cookery classes it will be holding, showcasing authentic Japanese cooking by Michelin-starred chef, Ichiro Kubota.
Ichiro Kubota specialises in cuisine from the Kyoto area of Japan and will present monthly themed cooking demonstrations on one Saturday of each month, between 11am and 1pm.
Dates are the following:
10 June – The importance of the quality of ingredients, especially fish
8 July – The importance of the quality of ingredients, especially vegetables
The following are recommendations from Around The World sporting foodies...
La Fontaine Hotel, Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
The la Fontaine Hotel is small and charming and is a popular spot for lunch and at the end of the day, when the bar fills up and the atmosphere gets lively. Meals are hearty, just what is needed after a day on the slopes. Breakfast is buffet style and in the evening there's a choice of three courses. There is a sheltered beer garden/outside eating area serving fondue and the hotel welcomes those with gluten free dietary requests. Located at the foot of the Jouvenceaux chairlift, with skiing on your doorstep (subject to snow conditions), 150m from the centre of Jouvenceaux and a 15 to 20-minute walk uphill, into the centre of Sauze d'Oulx.
Pyhä (pronounced 'poo-ha') is found on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Lapland within the Pyhätunturi National Park, an area of unspoilt and dramatic landscapes. It is a wilderness of frozen lakes and snow covered forests and is totally unspoilt offering a unique adventure skiing adventure. The resort of Pyha has a number of cafes and restaurants where guests can enjoy both the delicacies of local Lappish style dining as well as international cuisine and they will cater to gluten free diets.
The resort of Ruka sits on the border of Finland and Russia. Ruka has a wide selection of restaurants including outside the Ruka Plaza. The Lappish menus come highly recommended and they cater for gluten free! One of the recommendations has come from a friend who visits Restaurant Rukahovi each year.
Taxacherhof Hotel, Kirchberg, Austria
Kirchberg is a picturesque town with both local lifts and easy access to other resorts, including Kitzbuhel with the world famous Hahnenkamm downhill run. The Taxacherhof Hotel offers three eateries including two superb gourmet restaurants serving evening meals at a local charge. You will have a buffet breakfast and waiter service at the Tyrol restaurant where you will enjoy a three course evening meal. Vegetarian, diabetic, and gluten free meals as well as smaller portions for children are all available and there is also a modern hotel bar serving snacks within the restaurant.
A Lot of Chocolate is an on line store of chocolate gifts delivered direct to you.
Chocolate On The Avenue are an online chocolate store in Australia and they also have a store in Albert Park, Victoria.
If you like your sweets, check out A Quarter Of - an old fashioned on line sweet store. Humbugs, Cinnamon Rock, Fruit Bon Bons, Fudge, Turkish Delight and lots, lots more.
Or if you would like to get in your kitchen and make our delicious chocolate torte, please email me at email@example.com for the recipe.
Special Offers ...Johnson's Gluten Free Food (UK & Some European Countries)
10% off local and UK mainland deliveries until 15th February 2008, plus some great savings for you in the Special Offers section. Hurry while stocks last! They will deliver to most European countries, so this is a very handy site for those of you holidaying or living in Europe. See their web site for full details.
Miami Beach, Florida. Now in its 7th year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. 21st - 24th February 2008.