Month: October 2015

Do Diwali 2015 with Beth Does Food

Do Diwali 2015 with Beth Does Food Diwali. the ancient Hindu festival of lights, is only two weeks away and i’ve been working on some delish recipes which celebrate the vibrant colours and flavours of Indian street food. Shot by the fabulous food stylists Faye Wears ( and Lauren Miller (, my recipes are based around street food classics and are the perfect way to celebrate Diwali yourself. Hope you guys enjoy my recipes. In the meantime, here are some teasers to get your taste buds tingling. Check ’em out – alvida! BDF x

Lamb burgers with fennel & red chilli & harissa burger sauce

These lamb burgers are foolproof, fiery and flipping easy to make with a few little secrets to guarantee your burgers are juicy and don’t fall apart when you cook them The burger sauce is spiked with harrissa, an amazing chilli paste made of roasted red chilli peppers, garlic, rose petals, cumin and other spices – it’s one of those ingredients that’s worth spending a little more money on. It’s great spread on bruschetta or pizzas, stirred into fajitas, beef chilli or even homemade dips, but it works an absolute treat in a burger sauce with mayonnaise, cool yoghurt and that classic burger sauce staple American mustard. Makes 4 lamb burgers 250g quality lamb mince (20% fat) 1 small white onion, finely diced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 small handful of fresh breadcrumbs 1 egg yolk plenty of salt and pepper 4 soft seeded buns 1 gem lettuce Harissa burger sauce 2 tbsp yoghurt 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tsp harissa 1 tsp American mustard (optional) Saute the onion in …

McCain’s Sunday Best popup – it’s all gravy

So last week we were invited to the preview of McCain’s #SundayBest London pop up, celebrating the Sunday roast with four seasons of roast potato! It was like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for roast dinner lovers – the fountain was filled with gravy, the pumpkins smelt like roast dinner and the ice cream was filled with stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce. I would highly recommend a visit to the #Sundaybest popup in London

Pickled Pig Grub Club: Review

Before the invention of the supper club, my only experience of communal dining in London was being poked in the sides by the elbows of a chopstick wielding stranger sitting on a cramped bench at Wagamama. I would like to believe that this seating arrangement is designed for people to make new friends but I fear it’s merely a way of cramming more people into the damned place. I like to chat to the people next to me, but only if they want to chat back. Otherwise it’s pretty awful. And that’s why I love supper clubs. Where else can you start dinner with complete strangers and end up eating off each other’s places, sharing family histories, dirty jokes and social media details? London has become a place where eating out is less expensive than eating in, where chains have the same permanently chalked on specials boards at all their branches and the glamour of eating out has pretty much died. Supper clubs have come to the rescue, offering fuss-free delicious food from a menu that …