Author: wineandwasabi

Swipe Right on Bananas this Quarantine Season (there’s recipes!)|Wine and Wasabi™

Bananas are cheap and easily available even during the lockdown. They can be had raw or cooked. They are easy to work with and are brilliant fresh or frozen, ripe or rotten. Learn how to make the best use of them, using as few ingredients as possible and as little time as possible, while still managing to make something interesting out of it.

Quarantine Content: Thoughts on Food Writing and a PSA|Wine and Wasabi™

Being stuck at home has not been easy, there’s a lot to do but the uncertainty of our current situation is proving to be more of a burden than the endless list of chores. Even as we’ve tried to wring out every ounce of productivity and positivity from within, we’ve had a hard time understanding where and in what capacity we’d like to add to the noise, or if at all.

Food Writing 2019 |Wine and Wasabi™ Recommends

2019 is coming to an end and we are moving towards another decade which is already looking like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel, so I’m forced to will myself into finding positivity in the form of food once again. A big part of this has been reading, especially this year. Here’s a few that have comforted and inspired me to learn more, rediscover myself, cook, be unapologetic and become a better eater.

Kitchen Control 101 : Cook/book|Wine and Wasabi™

Healthy, sugary, savoury, maybe even nothing at all–the possibilities are endless when I’m in charge. The following list of books has been a massive help to me and others I know from the food community when we started cooking for ourselves regularly, when I realised that maybe shopping and cooking for one is kinda tougher than for eight, when I was a little in over my head with it all and mum was unavailable for recipe advice.

Jolly Good Food: The Enid Blyton Pop-Up|Wine and Wasabi™

“A large ham sat on the table, and there were crusty loaves of new bread. Crisp lettuces, dewy and cool, and red radishes were side by side in a big glass dish, great slabs of butter and jugs of creamy milk. ” Enid Blyton, Five Go To Billycock Hill Be it The Famous Five or Malory Towers, these simple, yet appealing descriptions form the heart of the love so many of us share for Enid Blyton and her stories. From ginger beer or Silky’s pop cakes to the plain boiled egg, these stories found a way to make them all feel very mouthwatering and exciting. The entire journey of Wine and Wasabi™ started out with us trying to create our own tribute to these escapist treats in the best way we know : cooking! That became our first pop-up, and the rest (hopefully) is history. Caving to requests, we’re doing it again. This time with a new menu (see below) to make things more interesting. Bring your love for these cherished childhood classics to this …

Honey Cake, Or the Importance of Eating in Earnest|Wine and Wasabi

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut and even when you’re doing what you love, it’s all a little too monotonous and no longer as exciting as it was when you started? This winter, I received a book which had recipes surrounding the memories of the author’s life. I made a piece of cake, the kind that takes you back to your first baking memories. It’s important because it reminded me of why I like to cook and brought back the feeling of unadulterated excitement and joy, the kind I hadn’t felt in a long time while making something. It’s the perfect surprise to myself and I am better for it, inspired and prepared for the future!