I’m playing catch up big time at the moment. Currently, I have around 24 bars of glorious bean to bar chocolate that are dying to be tried. Granted, I could scoff the lot in a mass chocolate binge, however when so much care and attention have gone into crafting such wonderful bars, you need to take your time.
My first parcel from the brilliant Cocoa Runners was looking at different recipes and texture.
My first bar was from a favourite producer Pump Street Bakery – Rye Crumb, Milk and Sea Salt 60%
Nutty toasted nuggets from the rye, giving the bar an adult crunch to contrast against the creamy smooth milk. The subtle salt note to couple with maltiness of the rye to make this bar very enjoyable and likely to not last too long.
This is the fourth year I’ve blogged about Taste of London and my fifth time attending. Sure this post may be a month past the event, however, there were many dishes tasted at this year’s Taste of London that just needs to be shared. Taste of London is my favourite day of the foodie calendar and tends to hit the stalls as hard as possible to try out as many award-winning dishes, gather up new flavours, ideas and trends. And generally being super greedy!
My cousin and I like to go on food adventures, they are better than normal adventures. When we found out that Mast Brothers, one of the founders of the bean to bar chocolate movement was opening a factory/shop/cafe/cool space in Shoreditch, London (naturally) we knew we had to pay it a visit. Making our way through the hipster capital of London, we came across the super clean and minimalist temple to chocolate.
I’m very fortunate that my family gets on really well with my sister in laws family. A couple of weekend’s ago, I was invited to celebrate my sister-in-law’s Dad’s 60th birthday, which was lovely to celebrate with a big family. Having visited the Rolling Stones exhibit at Saatchi Gallery, where we wandered through all the glitzy costumes, drool worthy guitars and a 3D performance of the Stones at Hyde Park, we worked up quite the appetite. Gary had picked an absolute gem for his birthday meal…
Rabbit, Kings Road, London is focusing on all the good things in life, Seasonal British, Wild & Foraged produce to deliver some darn tasty food, just check out the menu below…
There is only so many plastic Effiel Towers one person can have in their life. Which means on my recent trip to Paris to see my lovely friend I by-passed the tacky souvenirs and went for much more fun and memorable treats to bring home from my trip. I picked up a bar of chocolate for each day I was away and at various points in our exploring. Which I think you would agree is a much more fun way to remember your trip than flashing plastic.