Archive | August, 2013

Inspiration and innovation

Keep an eye on the food blog this afternoon as we are continuing our work on new menu’s and idea’s. First stop is Wahaca on the southbank and then a wander around the real food market behind the National Theatre. http://www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/market So here we go the gallery of photo’s from Wahaca where we sampled the […]

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The Famous Viennese Original Sacher-torte

On a recent trip to Vienna my first stop on my trip had to be hotel Sacher for the famous Sacher torte and a coffee. The history of the world famous Original Sacher-Torte began in 1832 when the 16 year old apprentice cook Franz Sacher created this dessert at the court of prince Metternich. In […]

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Dinner @ vinarstvi u kaplicky

Having discovered vinarstvi u kaplicky previously for its fine wine I discovered that they had employed an ex Michelin chef who was classically french trained so the next stop was dinner….. with wine of course! Rare angus fillet steak with smoked wild bore bacon! Yum Braised pig cheek with sweet potato purée A superb red […]

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Foraged wild mushrooms with crispy Parma ham

I do love a good forage in the Forrest and while out walking in Czech I could hardly resist seeing what we could uncover. Wild raspberries, plums and wild blueberries were just a few of the nuggets we would find and i could have spent all day in the undergrowth. This wasn’t what I was […]

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Castle Kost grill

After we do a bit of sight seeing in Castle Kost I fancied a bit of chargrilled pork knee! It’s been marinated in garlic, herbs and oil and served with fermented cabbage and bread, I love the simplicity of the food in Czech Republic but they know what cuts to grill and how to inject […]

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Czech bakeries

I have to say that these bakeries for me rank up with the best in France and Vienna, some of my favourite places for breakfast in Europe!

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Traditional Czech Trdelnik

They make this with a sweet bread dough and cooked in a few minutes. first its weighed and rolled like so. Then cooked over a bare flame then finished with cinnamon sugar!

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Bulls heart tomatoes

Popping in to one of our relatives ludmila jordankova i spy these beauties, each one weighing about 0.6kfg. Needless to say I was on the scrounge for my evening snack. On the way home we pop into our aunties butchers and picked up a couple of local sausages, some bread and mustard to have with […]

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Homemade peach and lime jam

Fresh fruit at its best! These peaches are in season now in Czech and I can’t describe to you how sweet and good they taste, the smell of them makes them Irresistible. There are so many on the tree that my brother in law says there is too many to eat so they will just […]

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Strawberry & balsamic mille fueille

Ingredients 1 pkt puff pastry 1/2 punit of strawberries 300ml double cream 10ml balsamic vinegar 25g icing sugar 1 egg Makes 6 Mille Fueille’s Method Unwrap the puff pastry and cut in to squares. Try and get about 12. Egg wash and bake in the oven at 180c until golden brown. Prep and slice your […]

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