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Story of Traditional Bengali Food

Bengali food is known for its scrumptious cuisines. Every single dish is made by a fabulous use of “Panchphoron” a mix of five essential spices - mustard, fenugreek, aniseeds, black cumin seeds and…


Don't Get Ripped Off when buying Saffron

Check out this little video, it may well save you a bundle. By far the most expensive spice is the world at around $6 - $15 a gram making this worth more than gold in weight. This video is in reply…


Understanding Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are essentially small lock boxes containing all of the ingredients necessary to create plant life. Because of this valuable nutrient load, and in order to ensure the continual survival…


Mashed potato – A Classic Dish with Twist

Potatoes are considered a “New World” food as it was introduced by Spanish explorer in the 16th century to the world. If we look in the history, the cultivation of potato were done by the French…


Smile like an Italian

Twenty ways they say cheese: dairy specialities from twenty Italian regions If you think Italy produces a wide variety of wine, pasta and olive oil… you are forgetting cheese. A country with an about…


Pie n’ Mash - Its a London Thing

As a London boy i grew up on pie n’ mash and thought the rest of the world did as kid. There were plenty of these shops, and let us be clear they are Pie n’ Mash Shops and certainly not called…


Land of thousand virgins: a journey through Italian olive oils

If you ever happened to read a recipe in Italian, you might have noticed a strange ingredient: “evo”. According to the dictionary, “evo” means “era/age”: English term “Medieval”, for instance, comes…


5 IDEAS TO SPICE UP THE NUTELLA IN YOUR LIFE (EVEN IF IT DOESN’T “NEED” IT)

1964 was a big, big year. Mary Poppins hit the big screen, Beatlemania infiltrated households worldwide, Muhammad Ali won his first worldwide heavyweight championship, and (perhaps most…


HTCG Middle Eastern - Arabic Food Recipe Top Ten

At HTCGF we love food from all over the world. But one of our absolute favourites has to be Middle Eastern or if you like Arabic cooking. Below we have set out our top 10 Arabic recipes that we see…


Food Quiz - Indian & Curry

Answers are at the bottom of the page - No cheating…… In Indian cuisine what are Paratha, Naan and Chapatti? What is the name of the cylindrical clay oven often used for cooking and baking in……