All posts tagged: chilli

Festival of Heat

What The Festival of Heat: London’s Chilli Festival is back on 25 September 2016 Where Red Market 288 Old Street EC1V 9LA Experience Preparations are hotting up for London’s spiciest food festival at Shoreditch’s culinary hub, Red Market. Workshops, tasting sessions, supplies, music and deliciously confusing chilli infused drinks await. Last year was my first Festival of Heat experience. I cooked my own infused chilli oil, which has been keeping my pizza crusts happy all year. The festival focus is on eating, growing and cooking chillies, and is designed for those who like to add a little heat to their mealtimes. This year, vendors keeping our bellies happy include Ayam Happy – White Men Can’t Jerk – Agua Na Boca amd Purbeck Ice Cream. See you at the tasting stall. Cost Early Bird Ticket £10 here Door Price £15

The Festival of Heat

What Heat-Seekers gather together on Sunday 27th September for the return of the hugely celebrated Festival of Heat, London’s Chilli Festival. This year the festival will take place at East London’s favourite pop up market, The Red Market. Experience Promoting aspiring and established talent, the festival brings together the very best producers, market traders and chefs from around the UK. Encona will also be showcasing their extensive range of sauces and marinades that will take you on a journey around the globe. There will be plenty of chillies to sample, as well as great food vendors demonstrating their culinary skills. Watch, listen and learn as Flavour Gurus from The World of Zing and Made in Hackney reveal their secrets in the Festival Kitchen through master classes, workshops and demonstrations. Topics include, ‘Growing the Perfect Chilli’, ‘Cooking with Chilli to achieve the perfect Heat’ and ‘How to Make a Good Curry’. There is also the opportunity to pick up some top tips on sending your own hot sauce to market – from production to shelf. The …

Pepper Pasta Magic

I went to meet my boyfriend, his dad and sister at the Design Museum one evening after work a few months ago to have a tour of a new exhibition. Afterwards we wandered around Shad Thames looking for a restaurant to satisfy our hunger. We saw an average looking Indian restaurant (at this point I was certainly not a fan of curry) and this was quickly disregarded. Afterall, we do live in Wembley, quite possibly the best suburb for an authentic curry house. We eventually stumbled upon an Italian restaurant by the river called Cantina Del Ponte. The menu was impressive, Jacks sister went for a classic fish dish, Jack had sea food linguine and I went for a fantastically delicious stone baked buffalo mozzarella, pesto and tomato pizza. It was however amusing to see Jacks dad order ‘pepper pasta’, what seemed to be the most unappetizing dish on the menu. The food arrived and it turned out he was certainly having the last laugh. I was very kindly offered a taste and I being …