What does Wizo have in common with Jamie Oliver? You’d be forgiven for thinking it might just be a penchant for hearty food with a Mediterranean flavour produced in the flagship catering college they sponsor, to judge by the feast their alumni served up recently at an event in London.
As someone who writes about and cooks food, I naturally spend a lot of time eating. I realised some time ago that this was beginning to have consequences for my waistline. Being a man, I decided that Weightwatchers and low fat food was not the answer — I could not see myself eating yogurts, cottage cheese and crispbreads all day.
When the clocks go back, the leaves begin to flutter to the ground and the temperatures begin to drop, a man’s thoughts turn to goulash.
I’m a huge fan of slow-braising. Although the cooking time is long, there is little effort involved — the oven does most of the work for you and also imparts the flavour. And goulash delivers plenty of that … as long as you do it right that is.
Healthy snacks and kosher are rarely used in the same sentence. Sarah Dembitz has launched Saviour Snacks to change that perception. Boxes of healthy treats including pepper pistachios, chilli olives, and raw cacao bars are sent out on a regular basis or as a one-off gift. Kosher, vegetarian and gluten free snack boxes are available — which can be sent nationwide.
As you will remember, last week I demonstrated how to make the perfect hummus. What do you mean you didn’t read it? Well, ok, for those of you whose newsagent was having a family crisis or whose dogs were hungry for newsprint, here’s a quick recap.
“Next time, can you ask them to send a paperback?” Thus spake my wonderful postman after handing me The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. And I couldn’t blame him: at 2.25kg, this volume is no joke when added to an already-full postbag.