Peru – The Cookbook

Beyond ceviches and Pisco sours, Peruvian food is one of those things we know very little about. We haven’t visited the country yet, and other than dining at Ceviche or Lima, we’ve not had many occasions to taste all the goodness of Peruvian food. So we couldn’t wait to get our hands on Peru – The Cookbook […]

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Book Review – Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

We have a scary collection of middle-eastern (M-E) cookbooks (40+), so we’re reasonably familiar with the food over there. Sadly, the stereotype about M-E food is generally around “OMG, it’s too difficult, I need many spices and expensive ingredients“. This book will prove you the contrary! What we loved in this book right away is that it’s above all a very personal and intimate […]

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Our Guide to Lyon – Part 2 – Restaurants

A few weeks back, we started with the first part of our FoodCrafters guide to Lyon, showing you some of Lyon’s most amazing Bouchons. Of course, we also tried other restaurants and wanted to share the ones we loved the most! They are really creative, usually run by young and talented chefs who have been classically trained and are making amazing food. […]

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A Girl And Her Greens by April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield is unarguably a true chef who learned her trade all the way up in some of the world’s great restaurants, such as the well-known River Café or Chez Panisse. This means her food is a combination of simple Italian (think simple ingredients at their best) and classic British. Her first book, A Girl and her Pig […]

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Le Chateaubriand, Paris

“Where shall we eat tonight?” we asked each other on a Saturday night in Paris, after spending most of the day walking (and shopping!) around town. “What about Le Chateaubriand, some people say it’s amazing!” Because who needs a booking for Saturday night at one of the best restaurants in Paris? Thanks to their system, they do two services a night […]

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Anatolia – An Ode to the Foods of Turkey

We always crave for middle-eastern food and have a good dozen of cookbooks on the topic (ok… actually more than 40…), from Lebanese to Syrian to Persian. Obviously, we have a few classics on Turkish food, in particular sumptuous ones such as Turkey, Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine or the gorgeous Turquoise: A […]

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Our Guide to Lyon – Part 1 – Les Bouchons

Lyon, a lovely old town in the Rhone Valley, is arguably the French capital of food. Which means an essential pit stop for any self-respecting foodie. First of all, Lyon is blessed to have access to excellent produce brought from all directions (as seen in the packed markets on Sundays). Second, Lyon is proud to be the birthplace of […]

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Stoke Newington Farmers Market, London

We heard many good things about the delicious farmer’s market in Stoke Newington (London), so we jumped on our bikes and off we were to discover that corner of the city. It was a chill winter day, but the omnipresent sun more than made it up for the cold. Although it’s quite small (think around 20-25 stalls), there’s such […]

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Sesame & Spice: Orange Flower Biscuits with Pistachios

We got the lovely cookbook Sesame & Spice (Amazon UK / Amazon US) by Anne Shooter last week and just couldn’t wait to bake some of these wonderful recipes. So we started with the Orange flower biscuit rings with pistachios – what a combination! Plus, the recipe is so easy and quick to prepare! We totally loved it and […]

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