Little yummy snippets.
Firstly a good cause. Health Poverty Action are running a fun “Come Dine With Me” style fundraiser – simply invite some friends, hold a dinner party and at the end everyone makes a donation of what they think the meal was worth, (acerbic commentary is voluntary). Full details are here – all money raised goes to helping some of the world’s more marginalised people gain better healthcare.
I was sent some Guinness Gourmet Peanuts & Cashews, which were rather nice – dry roasted nuts with a good umani kick – I am not sure that I would have identified the Guinness, but they were enjoyable. £1.49 for a 90g bag in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
It seems that the quality in supermarkets carries on getting better and better. We tried some Waygu beef from Asda’s Butchers Selection, which was very nice indeed and was the most tender steak I have for a while. Well worth a try at the price.
Perfect for the social media obsessed cook is this bird range from Tesco, comprising of mugs, canisters, tins, trays and textiles. Love the “tweet” and the pretty red gingham. All affordable with a pack of 4 mugs for £6.23. Also in store are some pretty 1950s style accessories.
Perfect for a cheese lover are a new range of Organic bries from Godminster. The cheeses are hand-made and available in three flavours; plain, with peppercorns or with garlic and chives. We liked all of them – the plain was sufficiently highly flavoured to give a good French brie a run for its money. The small size makes them perfect for baking too. £18.50 including P&P.
Morrisons have recently launched the NuMe range of healthy products. With 300 items there should be something for everyone. I was very impressed at the lunch I was served at the launch. Well worth a look if you are in Morrisons. More information is here.
Whilst the world is in London for the Olympics you can literally eat at the World at Global Feast, held in Stratford a shotput throw from the Games. Until the 13th August their executive chef, Kerstin Rodgers AKA Ms Marmite Lover will be behind a meal from a different country every night, which will be served to guests sitting at an “installation” 3D table in the shape of a map of the world. Tickets from GlobalFeast.2012.com.
I am very grateful not to have any allergies but if you do there is a new Ocado Free From Shop with over 470 lines, all now easier to add your weekly shop (not pictured).
Apartment 58, invited me to a gin afternoon tea in their Soho club. I fear that I do not have enough Apple gadgets to become a member (it is a place for creatives!), but if you are a busy freelancer and are often in central London between meetings then it is a lovely space to retreat to between meetings and get some work done. I cannot justify membership at the moment, so shall continue to frequent coffee shops with free wifi.
Images all from the brands. Thank you for all the samples.