I don’t normally rant on this blog, but I just have to let off some steam. I was in a cafe in a Galway town the other day which had an Illy sign outside the door. I have had fairly decent coffee in there before. This time, when I asked for a short americano, the waitress brought back a huge mug of INSTANT coffee. I asked her where the americano was and she said the machine was gone. I looked at the counter to see an industrial-sized tin of Maxwell House!!!!! Seriously, get your act together. In this day and age, I EXPECT decent coffee in a place with an Illy sign. Don’t leave it up if you have decided to short-change customers with ersatz rubbish. Even a tin of Azera would have softened the blow. MUST do better.
Seriously, isn’t roast chicken one of your Top Ten dinner dishes? This recipe creates its own fancy schmancy jus. Now, where is that hunk of crusty bread?
This is so quick and easy. Try it for supper.
I used one of my friend Mairin Ui Chomain’s recipes from her latest book Celebrating Irish Salmon for my Home Cooking column for River Media. Publishers Artisan House. She loved the journalist who called her book “A love letter to the prince of fish”. Lots of Michelin-starred chefs contributed recipes too.
I totally concur. I have eaten better curries in Manchester, Belfast and Birmingham than in some parts of India.
Originally posted on sparkle:
The most popular dish in Britain isn’t fish and chips, it is curry. Opinion polls regularly confirm British people’s love of spicy Indian food, and the country is now a world centre of excellence. Many visitors to Britain report that they’ve never had such good curries, or found such a wide choice. Two hundred and five years since the Hindustani Coffee House opened in London – the first ever curry restaurant – the UK now has 10,000 curry houses with a £3.5 billion annual turnover and 23 million people eating curries every year, over one third of the population. The British Curry Awards honours this, and has been dubbed, “the Oscars of the Spice Industry”. Click here for a taste of this hot and spicy occasion!
This raspberry and white chocolate version is just the thing to cheer up a joyless January day.