Energy Drink Taste Test

Thailand is renowned for its wide selection of energy drinks and the choice can often be baffling. To help the uninitiated and throwing caution, good sense and care for my own personal wellbeing to the wind, I've taken the liberty of taste testing a selection of the finest energy drinks. I was joined by the …

Thai Chili Peppers: The TasteHitch Method

Thai cuisine is dependent on the humble chilli pepper to give it that special spiciness that we know, love and regret in the morning. Many different methods of calculating the relative hotness of chilies have been devised with the classic Scoville scale being considered the most useful, scientific and standardised. Unfortunately, the Scoville scale relies …

Peaches and Cream

Dear Readers, I would like to introduce myself as the other half of this blogging team. My job is to test the recipes posted and give feedback, much like the judges on Masterchef but with only one credential - l like to eat good food. More than that, l love to bake. I suppose l …

Buttered Carrots

Yes, these are really easy. Yes, they can be made with honey, thyme and various herbs and spices. No, I'm not doing that. If you get your hands on good carrots why bother dumping a load of overpowering flavours on them? I like carrots that taste¬†really¬†carroty and I think this brings out that flavour perfectly. …

Sausages and Peas

Juicy succulent sausages with crisp casing and sweet, deeply flavoured peas lifted with aniseed hints of tarragon. Somehow this dish is both light and homely. I ate something quite similar to this years ago in a French restaurant and have been on the look-out for a similar dish. Haven't found anything that fits the bill …