Tag Archives: recipe

#CookingWithJamesMartin – James Martin Cooking day, ‘Food at 52’ with Thomas Cook UK

image
James Martin cookery day at ‘Food at 52’, London

Today we spent a day cooking with James Martin. Yes, James Martin, a TV Chef that makes regular appearances on Saturday Kitchen, BBC1, a popular UK cookery show. Sponsored by Thomas Cook UK, the day was intended to display the partnership of the airline with the Chef to make a difference to airline food. We’ve all tried it. Food that is uninspiring, tasteless and offering no nutritional value whatsoever. Well, it seems that Thomas Cook are an airline trying and (if today was anything to go by) succeeding in setting a new standard.

Now whilst this wasn’t a direct travel opportunity, I think that food is a big part of travel. We visit a country, sample local cuisine and go home often trying to recreate it. Yet the flight is so much of the experience. From when we set foot inside the airport, the holiday experience should start. In-flight meals can help to make or break how you feel when you land yet often leave that full and sluggish feeling.

So today aimed to ensure that Thomas Cook and James Martin demonstrate the changes that they are making, providing good, satisfying food from fresh and tasty ingredients. Continue reading #CookingWithJamesMartin – James Martin Cooking day, ‘Food at 52’ with Thomas Cook UK

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tapas recipe (Competition entry)

image
My partner’s home-made recreation – delicious!

Please send me on holiday to Barcelona” – Easyjet Holidays competition. I have decided to enter the recipe below for the Easyjet competition taking a little inspiration from Jamaica (ruled by Spain 1509-1655) and of course recreating it tapas style.

To create this tapas dish with a twist, Continue reading Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tapas recipe (Competition entry)

Lalla Nezha Cookery Class, Marrakech, Morocco

SAMSUNG

As I have a keen interest in food and experiencing spices from different continents, it only seemed right to enjoy taking part in a cooking class whilst I was in Morocco.

After some research online I came across details for Lalla Nezha, a woman that seemed to offer a fantastic way of not only providing a recipe but also customing this to suit personal taste and offering complete guidance from start to finish. As I was seeking a truly authentic experience, she appeared to be the best choice – I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Continue reading Lalla Nezha Cookery Class, Marrakech, Morocco