- Cherries and food’s gossips

Jamie Oliver is very upset with people who buy ready to eat fruits (already peeled and cut), the rumors are saying that Nigella Lawson is getting divorced and Bruno Loubet has vegetables which are not in season on his new restaurant’s menu (Bruno we need to talk),the food industry keeps moving, which is a good thing, a lot of news and gossips…

Gays club in London and in a few cities in the world banned Russian Vodka after Vladimir Putin’s government human rights abuses. Restaurants disputes with Trip Advisor keep on going, can we trust web-users? People like you and me who review restaurants and hotels?

UK produces 186400 tonnes of broccoli a year, it’s the season, British growers produced three times more in 2013 due to the cold Spring (or better, the Spring we didn’t have) so if we fancy salad because of the heat, broccoli are delicious boiled with a little vinaigrette and tomatoes.

Brown trouts can survive in contaminated water in a river in Cornwall. They are able to tolerate extreme metal concentrations which would have killed fish from unpolluted water.

Animals and human beings have to adapt themselves to climate, pollution, the world and the food industry are changing …

Thanks God, Matt Tebbutt is not changing, still very cute even when he’s cooking tripes on a TV show.

The Wilderness festival is the following week-end (8th to 11th of August) damn, I can’t make it ! I have to cook for my client. Yotam Ottolenghi will be cooking with Mark Hix, damn I can’t make it !!!! St John restaurant organizes the ‘Grand aioli Feast’ DAMN ! I CAN’T MAKE IT !!!! Plus music, theatre, art exhibitions…. Enjoy for me.

To finish our foodie news, sign-up now to show your support to Sustainable Fish City http://http://www.sustainweb.org/sustainablefishcity/  to help London to become the first Sustainable Fish City. The application is free on I-Phone. Schools, restaurants owners, food industry’s people or not, it gives great tips on how to buy and eat sustainable fish and how we can push people and restaurateurs to do so… It’s a great idea ! While you have a look, I am heading to my kitchen where cherries are waiting for me.


Quinoa, cherries and cream cheese salad – serves 2

Ingredients :

  • 200g of quinoa
  • 50g hazelnuts
  • ½ small onion
  • 10 cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt
  • Little chunks of creamy or feta cheese
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Olive oil, balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprouting cress


Method :

Boil 250ml of water in a pan, add the quinoa and a pinch of salt. While the quinoa is cooking, put olive oil in a little pan and roast the hazelnuts with a pinch of cinnamon for a few minutes and set aside. Chop the onion very finely and fry it in olive oil and mix it with hazelnuts.

After 15min when the quinoa becomes dry, taste it, if still uncooked add a bit of water and keep on cooking it till the grains are soft.

Let the quinoa to cool down and set-up your plates, quinoa first then, yogurt, half of the hazelnuts-onions mix, salad leaves, cream cheese, the rest of hazelnuts-onions mix and sprouting cress.




One Comment

  1. stephanie says:

    Yummi!! Looks great! Love your ideas of giving us news about the food industry, or maybe was the gossips style 😉

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