Saturday, November 24, 2007
In addition, we will be creating a restaurant reviews and advertising section. We will not be charging for Restaurants to advertise, and they can write their own description, and sample menus, as long as they allow other members to add their own reviews. So, please let us know if you would like to advertise your restaurant here for free - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now on the final approach to the Christmas festive season. To make it a special Christmas, why not try to buy locally produced food, that quite often tastes much better than the generic produce we often see in supermarkets. More and more small producers of Cheese, eggs, meat and game,vegetables, chutneys, jams and whiskeys etc. are springing up all the time to fill a gap in the quality food market. If you spend an hour wandering around weekend markets, or one of the great annual food festivals, you will see an abundance of small producers that is hard to believe. The range of cheeses being produced alone is staggering, and the quality is extarodinary. So, support your local producers this Christmas. Get your orders in early for your poultry and puddings, and have a wonderful Christmas Season!
Monday, January 01, 2007
We are hoping to add new improved features, and more content in the coming months.
We hope you have a great year of cooking and eating. Please come and share your recipes, and news items with us.
We just simplified the search page for recipes. Instead of just having the keyword and region / style search as before, we have added a list of countries and style categories. Click on any of these to see all recipes that match the region or cookery style. Simple.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Within you will find utensils for the kitchen, that have never before been seen outside the orient. Well, amazon actually.
Have a look on the shopping page on World Wide Kitchen for all things culinary.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
It is now possible to request to be added to another users' friends list.
Members can recommend a recipe to anyone who is on their friends list.
Members are now alerted if recipes are added that match their preferred Style or Region.
Members are also alerted when comments are made on their recipes, or Forum discussions, and if users want to be part of their friends network.
Users now have to be logged in to see members profiles, and we think it may be useful to prevent users from seeing recipes unless they are logged in. After all, users who are registered are more likely to actually add a new recipe.
Oh yeah, and we've added a ranking system, so Members get recognised for their efforts in adding recipes, adding comments, and adding forum discussions.
So, get busy people. I'm working on giving real prizes once a month for the highest ranked members - probably World Wide Kitchen Chef hats, aprons, mugs etc.
Good eating !
Monday, September 18, 2006
Abergavenny food festival was really good this year. There was a lot of food stalls to try and see, and the local producers were out in force. There was a great section dedicated to cheese and wine producers, and me and my chums attempted, valiantly, to taste each of the cheeses, and a few of the wines. I especially liked a certain cumin flavoured cheese. Moving on to the area at the back of the market we found some delicious chutneys and dipping sauces. I bought a really good chili dip from a company called 'Essential Dressings' , from Worcestershire, and an amazing Aubergine and Garlic chutney from 'Avrils' country Kitchen of Newport.
I didnt get to go to festival on Sunday, which was dissapointing (the crow point festival in Newport took over the rest of my weekend), as I wanted to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall conjuring some of his magic. Never mind - it looked like his temporary River cottage could have done with a new roof.
I had to buy a bottle of the Apple and Blackcurrant Brandy made by Black Mountain Distillers. Top stuff, this.
This festival is top class, and I'm sure it could grow and grow, but Abergavenny probably couldnt take the strain of many more people on the Saturday. Next year, I'm going for both days, and I'm going to enjoy the evening hog roast at the castle.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Well, I've just spent the weekend in west wales, on the beaches at Manorbier, Fresh Water West, and Saundersfoot. It's got to be the best way to relax.
On Saturday, we went to Saundersfoot beach at low tide to look for Razor clams. Me, and my buddy Chris had heard that you can get them by pouring salt on them. weird. Anyway, the beach was full of clam hunters, with tubs of salt, and bottles of very strong saline. Amazingly, you just need to look for a little hole in the sand, that is either bubbling up with water, or squirting water and ram a load of salt into it. If you are lucky, and not too heavy footed, the razor clam will rise up out of its hole just like the titanic coming back up. Then, you grab the shell firmly, and pull it very slowly out of the sand. Great - fresh razor clam. We got about 8 of these before the tide came back in (very quickly) .
There was a guy on the beach digging up lug worm for bait with his two sons (thanks mate), and he showed us how to get the biggest clams I have ever seen (not razors). Look for one of the little holes that squirt water, and instead of using salt, just dig down as fast as possible, about 18 inches, and grab the shell that should be there. They really fight, so you better hold on. Dig around it with your other hand, and hopefully pull it out. These clams look like giant flat mussels (6 inches long, 4 inches wide). We only got one of these, cause the guy who got it for us was covered in crud up to his shoulder (the sand turns into grey mud about 6 inches down at low tide).
Anyway, we got half a bucket of cockles too, and later that night we cooked all of the shellfish up with garlic and white wine and ate it with Pasta. Lovely stuff, and would have cost an arm and a leg in any restaurant.
All in all, a nice weekend. If you haven't been to west Wales, you should go - the beaches are gorgeous - great for surfing, fishing, or just lounging about. Unfortunately, the water comes in off the Atlantic, so you better be tough if you intend to swim.
btw - The tides around south wales have the second highest tidal range in the world, and as a result, the tide can come in really fast.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
You just don' see tasty food like this evy day. Hay Jimbob, make me some of these before I open up a can of whoop ass ...
1 english muffin — $0.25
1-2 eggs — $0.15
1/2 - 1 hotdog — $0.12
1 slice cheese, optional — $0.10
Cut the english muffin in half and put it in the toaster set for extra crispy. Meanwhile, beat the egg(s) lightly in a small bowl. Throw in pepper if you like. Cut up the hotdog into chunks. Get a medium fire under a small (8-9 inch is fine) non stick omelette pan going. At some point you might want to put a bit of oil in the pan but I find I can avoid it for non-stick.
Cook the hot dogs until slightly browned. Distribute them across the bottom of the pan and pour in the egg(s). Lower the fire. Stir a bit with a spatula. Let it set up a bit, a few minutes. You can cover it to speed it along.
When the top is nearly cooked, get a rubber spatula and cut the scramble down the middle. Here, you can insert a slice of cheese or whatever you want on each semi-circle. Fold the egg semi-circle over so it’s a quarter-circle.
Put each quarter-circle on a toasted english muffin half. This makes 2 open face McMuffins, or close it up for a gigantic McMuffin.