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We are building a cultural experience with food at its core, where people from different backgrounds come together and connect...
CHICKEN MADRAS - for cosy nights in
A hot, savoury, tangy, smooth, tomato-based curry that’s a firm favourite. This recipe recreates a typical Madras you would eat in a good Indian restaurant.
Despite having relatively few ingredients, when cooked correctly it will have amazing flavour layers.
Prepare the base sauce (aka base...
CHANA MASALA - for chilly daytime dates
Chickpeas are incredibly popular throughout South Asia and beyond. As with all pulses they are relatively cheap and packed with protein, so they form an important part of the diet, especially for vegetarians and vegans.
Chana masala (referred to as ‘chole’ in Punjabi cuisine)...
At Smoking Lobster, Cowes
SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
Exquisite Valentines tasting menu created by Chef/Owner GC Giancovich and the award-winning team at Smoking Lobster, GOLD WINNERS 2020-21 Red Funnel Best Restaurant
Stunning live saxophone performance
...plus surprises to delight your senses
£120pp (limited spaces, early booking essential)
Smoking Lobster Tasting Menu
Hibiscus Martini Welcome...
“Pasta di Mandorla are a Sicilian Christmas speciality. My grandmother, Nonna Maria, my aunties and my mum used to make huge trays of them in those busy baking days leading to Christmas. Pasta di Mandorla make a delicious festive gift and are naturally gluten free. They are also a great...
“Put on your favourite Christmas jumper, turn up the festive tunes, and make a big batch of Christmas Crunch Granola. Golden oaty clusters with warm Christmas spices and maple/medjool sweetness with red goji berries (swap for cranberries if you prefer!) filled in reusable Kilner Jars and tied up with...
Not just for summer, this everyday beauty combines rustic roasted Living Larder squash, caramelized onion and indulgent blue cheese (our favourite is multiple award-winning ‘Isle of Wight Blue’) in a gloriously satisfying turn-of-season salad.
Prep and cook time: 15 min prep, 40-45 min cook
Total time: 1 hour
1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into...
Local full-flavoured yet melt-in-the-mouth venison from the Isle of Wight Deer Farm meets sweet and earthy Farmer Jacks’ Farm Shop beetroot and in-season walnuts for the ultimate Fall Feast.
Prep and cook time: 2 h 15 min
Total time: 2 h 15 min
Can be frozen
4 venison leg steaks, ~350...
by James Rayner, author of 'Isle of Wight Historic Food'
Based on a recipe of 1845.
300g strong white bread flour
150 - 175ml whole milk
50g unsalted butter, cubed
50g fine brown sugar or light muscovado, sieved
7g sachet of instant yeast
2 tsp. allspice
1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon
a pinch of ground cloves
a pinch of...