All posts tagged: chicken

Whyte and Brown, Kingly Court

“How did you get into this industry?”, asked Fiona Gale, Creative Director at Whyte & Brown. My reply wasn’t exactly thrilling. I don’t have a romantic story of a childhood spent in the kitchen with my mum and grandma who passed recipes onto me. No. In fact, I don’t think I ever made anything other than currant buns as a child. So what happened? It all started about five years ago when I was at home and in need of something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I baked a tray of brownies and as soon as the first crumb hit my mouth I was hooked. That’s when the love affair really started and since then I have spent the majority of my time both searching for the best food the world can offer and attempting to recreate it in my kitchen at home. So that’s my story. Fiona’s? Well hers is certainly more romantic. Her mother was a fantastic cook and she spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her as a child …

Glorious soup competition

At the tail end of last year I entered the Glorious Soup competition with a few fellow bloggers. The task? Create your own Brazillian inspired soup recipe. The prize? The winners soup would make it into the Glorious range. Pretty cool. So I set to work on my recipe and after a bit of research had a soup that fit the bill. It consisted of Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Coconut Milk and Spices. The competition itself was fun – I made it down to the final 5 alongside Charlie Nelson (Eat My Nels), Michelle Minnaar (Greedy Gourmet), Carla Spuri (Can be bribed with food) and Danny Kingston (Food Urchin). I was invited to the cook off where our soups were judged by Lee Bennett, Head Chef at Le Pont de la Tour, Karen D’souza (a massive fan of the brand), food writer, broadcaster and photographer Tim Hayward and Matthew Owen from Cool Earth. We arrived at the kitchens and it felt like a smaller scale Masterchef – our cooking stations were all set out for …