A quick supper with quinoa

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Year of Quinoa

The box of quinoa proudly announces that the United Nations has declared 2013 the Year of Quinoa (pronounced keen wah).  This is intriguing, why would this grain be elevated to this status? Before cooking with it, I thought I’d find out more. It’s an adaptable crop even in places where…

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A Taste of Kerala

Markets in Kerala

I’ve become rather obsessed with India over the last few years, not least when I discovered Atul Kochhar on the Great British Menu and started cooking dishes from his two great cookery books. He gave me an insight to a subtle balance of spices and flavours with very easy to…

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