CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG
Enjoy a collection of content from Chef Howie and members of his team.
What do you call “comfort foods” that are so richly and deliciously “comforting”, you ought be going through a tragedy of epic proportions to deserve even a mouthful of it? You call them “steakhouse sides” – a quintessentially American array of vegetable add-ons that come with a mammoth steak, and
After coconut oil, ghee and homemade yoghurt, the next super ingredient we’re borrowing from the South Asian pantry is turmeric. You may have heard of turmeric – or haldi as the Indians call it – as the cure-all spice that fixes everything from a pimple to common cold.
It’s hard to think of Christmas and not think of traditions. It’s the magic string that ties all the nostalgic pleasures of the season into one blissful bundle. The smell of pine and spiced apple in the air, the loops of fairy lights and popcorn garlands, Grandma’s special Christmas
No question. Thai cuisine can be a pretty healthy restaurant meal choice – if you’re choosing carefully. We’re so conditioned to believe that all stir-fry dishes are healthy, and all Thai people are slim, we don’t go looking for the excess calorie loaders that typically hide in a Thai menu, waiting to upset our weight…
Cheeseboards may not be the main event at Christmas, but without a well-chosen board of fromages sitting on the kitchen counter at all times, the season’s between-meal sweet treats of reindeer cookies, snickedoodles and gingerbread men can quickly overwhelm the palate into a sugar-induced coma. Cheeses
Eating out is never the same experience from year to year. Cuisines keep reinventing themselves to ensure that loyal customers return to the same establishment again and again. Old menus are trashed, seasonal menus are crafted, and the décor is re-glamorized to keep the clientele visually entertained. A whole lot of hard work, thought and…