Recipe: Chicken Marbella

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

A seventies dinner party favourite rediscovered. Chicken Marbella supposedly first appeared in “The Silver Pallate”, a US cookbook. Though you have to wonder what the good people of Marbella did with their chicken in the thousands of preceding years. The chicken is marinaded in a sweet and sour mix, thenRead More…

The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane is open!

The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane is open!

The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane is now open The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane is now open.  As mentioned last month on the blog, The Bird Cage pop up is now ready for business. We popped along last night for a look at the menu. The food and drinkRead More…

Foodie Explorers – A week in pictures 22nd July 2018

Foodie Explorers – A week in pictures 22nd July 2018

A week in pictures – Edinburgh escapades with Foodie Explorers A quiet start to the week with Mr Foodie having Monday off for the Glasgow Fair holiday.  Surprisingly it stayed dry but we were tired so stayed local and pottered around the house trying to make it tidy, and onceRead More…

Event: The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane, Glasgow

Event: The Bird Cage at Tontine Lane, Glasgow

Tontine hidden lane comes alive with The Bird Cage at Tontine Tontine Lane,  hidden away in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City,  is the place to be this summer for all things chicken. The ‘secret’ lane, snuggled away between Bell Street and the Trongate in the Merchant City has been muchRead More…

Food review: Buck’s Bar, 111 West Regent St, Glasgow

Food review: Buck’s Bar, 111 West Regent St, Glasgow

Buck’ing the trend We never made it to Jacker de Viande, Osteria Piero or Boozy Rouge for that matter. However, we have finally made it to 111 West Regent street where you will now find Buck’s bar! So why “Buck’s bar”? Is it named after Uncle Buck, perhaps the owner’sRead More…

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry by Yutaka

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry by Yutaka

You’ll probably recognise the Yutaka curry block from the shelves of your local supermarket but think that making Japanese food is all fiddly and needs lots of practice. This isn’t the case.  Katsu curry is quick and easy to make. I’ve posted below a recipe for Chicken Katsu Curry whichRead More…

Recipe: Cock-a-leekie Soup

Recipe: Cock-a-leekie Soup

  Cock a leekie soup This is a classic Scottish soup perfect for a cold January night.  The prunes add some sweetness to the soup. I used the leftover stock vegetables to make a vegetable soup to reduce waste. So two soups from one!   Print Yum Recipe: Cock-a-leekie SoupRead More…

Review: Henne, Leuschnerdamm 25 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Review: Henne, Leuschnerdamm 25 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Located a mere 15 feet from remains of the Berlin wall, Henne Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus  has seen it all, she’s been here for over 100 years serving fried chicken and rye bread to everyone from locals to tourists, including JFK – there’s even a signed photograph of him at the bar!Read More…

Review: The Rum Shack, 657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB

Review: The Rum Shack, 657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB

Taking over a wee old mans’ pub in Govanhill and creating a Caribbean vibe sounds like a tall order, but I think The Rum Shack have done it.  It’s not all palm trees and blow up bananas though (thankfully!). With reggae playing in the background, it’s £2.50 for rum andRead More…

2015 food trends?

2015 food trends?

More burgers! Sigh, we know!  You can’t get moving for burgers.  Will we see better provenance? Different cooking styles? We hear the flat grill is back – chargilling is so 2014.  Look out for Five Guys expanding, Byron, Meatliquor and seemingly In and Out are heading to London. Chicken InRead More…