Carbs. My one true food love. Who doesn’t love freshly baked bread, steaming hot from the oven, pillow soft inside and slathered with butter? I’m sorry if you don’t then we just can’t be friends. Little did I know when I turned up to the Cacoco restaurant launch event that I would be surrounded by mountains of soft bread rolls – absolute food heaven.
“In Italy, food is king.”
It is in our household too.. I knew there was a reason Italian was my favourite cuisine 😉 Wolf is a neighbourhood restaurant in Stoke Newington that celebrates authentic Italian food – and the Italian way of eating. Using the finest local and speciality Italian ingredients, they create seasonal, regional dishes that hail from all corners of the country. As well as good food, they offer an all-Italian wine list, cocktails made with home-infused spirits and freshly ground Italian coffee.
Much as we Brits like to take other cuisines, modify them and pass them off as our own, there are a few things we’re well known for – roast dinners, afternoon tea and a hearty portion of fish and chips to name a few!
World famous for fish and chips, Harry Ramsden has been serving the traditional favourite for almost 90 years. Proud of its heritage, Harry Ramsden still closely guards the secret recipe of Harry’s famous batter which is freshly mixed every day to ensure the consistency is just right to complement their MSC certified fish fillets.
Who doesn’t love chai!? I remember years ago when I first discovered the wonder of chai lattes in coffee shops – the combination of sweet, aromatic spices made it my favourite hot drink long before I discovered coffee! I know I’m not the only cinnamon lover around, and the combination of that with the other flavours and creamy milk with a hint of sugar is just perfect in my opinion! Clearly I’m not the only one as I’m pretty sure chai lattes are available in most coffee shop chains (as well as a ton of independent coffee shops) all year round!
A question I get asked all too frequently is ‘what’s your favourite place to eat in London’ and I’m afraid I simply just can’t answer that! There are SO many incredible places to eat in London to suit all preferences and depending on my mood I can be craving anything from a giant pizza, an ice cream sundae bigger than my head or the most incredible hummus and falafel salad from Chickpea.
I’d been dreaming about these dulche de leche pancakes forever. I’m usually sold on the sight of fluffy pancakes alone, let alone when they’re drowned in a dreamy dulche de leche sauce. Even the word dulche de leche sounds incredible doesn’t it!? For those of you who don’t know what it is (what planet are you from!?) it’s like a creamier, more indulgent version of caramel, and it is divine! I’d seen them across social media and they were every bit as good as they look – if not better. Four thick, fluffy ricotta pancakes piled up high and topped with lashings of dulche de leche, sliced banana and a sprinkling of icing sugar – look at the shine on that sauce!