Oysters at Hix Oyster & Chop House

Aw Shucks The Best Dressed Irish Oyster 2017

Whether you love or hate them, is there any food more Valentine’s than oysters? Oysters have a reputation as aphrodisiacs – Casanova used to eat 50 a day – rather excessive but what can you expect from a casanova? Scientific research actually supports the claim with a respected study showing that oyster consumption triggers the release of increased levels of sex hormones in males and females. That aside … Continue reading Aw Shucks The Best Dressed Irish Oyster 2017

Maast-o-Khiar: yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip with walnut, herbs and rose petals

Sabrina’s Kitchen: Persian Seafood and Spice Supperclub

My first supper club experience of mouthwatering Persian grub from Sabrina Ghayour was a winner (read about it here). So when I heard she was planning a brand new menu based on seafood and spice, I couldn’t waddle there fast enough. Check out the menu we feasted on below. Amazing sounding isn’t it. Though incorporating pomegranate, sumac, barberries, roses etc which I think of as being … Continue reading Sabrina’s Kitchen: Persian Seafood and Spice Supperclub

fish pho

Recipe: Pho-filling Culinary Adventure ~ Cooking Vietnamese Fish Pho From Scratch

Sometimes you’re watching TV and see something so mouth-watering that you start drooling and eating it yourself becomes a mild obsession.  Or maybe that’s just me. One Saturday morning i saw Rick Stein on his Far Eastern Odyssey series making a Vietnamese noodle-based soup dish called pho (pronounced “fur” apparently) on a boat sailing down the Mekong River. I could practically smell the sizzling spices and fresh … Continue reading Recipe: Pho-filling Culinary Adventure ~ Cooking Vietnamese Fish Pho From Scratch