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Odd Bits by Sassafras | Bristol

New Bristol-based pop-up restaurant venture gives offal the recognition it deserves… Earlier this month, chef Richard Bowman (aka The Grumpy Chef) of award-winning restaurant The Ethicurean, and Tessa Tricks of the Sustainable Food Trust, teamed up to form Sassafras — a new pop-up restaurant venture based in Bristol. Their first event, Odd Bits, marked the beginning of their career together,…

lemons

For Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezing…

The Grumpy Chef recommends rolling before juicing   Extracting lemon juice by hand can sometimes require a bit of muscle (which can lead to feelings of frustration if you’re as grumpy as The Grumpy Chef is!), but there is a very quick and simple way to reduce the effort. Before slicing your lemon, place it on the kitchen…

Comedy Garden

Cider, Chorizo and Chuckles at Bristol Comedy Garden

Earlier this month, I attended one of the best comedy gigs I’ve ever been to and it wasn’t just the comedy that made it so enjoyable. Sponsored by Magners Irish Cider, who I’m told are now ‘getting into comedy’, this year’s Bristol Comedy Garden featured some fantastic performers, including Craig Campbell, Stephen K. Amos, and Terry Alderton, to…

Simon Hulstone

Interview: Simon Hulstone, The Elephant

Simon Hulstone is one of the most successful chefs in the UK and his passion for food and thirst for knowledge has seen him achieve multiple culinary awards since the age of sixteen. His critically acclaimed restaurant, The Elephant, was the first in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star and its reputation for quality and excellence…

Baked Camembert with Honey-roasted Figs

Baked Camembert with Honey-roasted Figs

One of the best cheese and fruit pairings there is… It is widely accepted that cheese and fruit are made for one another and Camembert with fresh fig is undoubtedly one of the finest combinations there is. In this case, opposites really do attract, as the delicate, floral flavour of the fig works to cut through the tanginess of the cheese…

Spaghetti with ox tongue, garden peas, hispi cabbage and chilli

An Offering of Offal: Ox Tongue Part Two

A quick and tasty ox tongue recipe from The Grumpy Chef…      Greetings offal lovers, and welcome to part two of this three part ox tongue recipe, brought to you by The Grumpy Chef. Those who missed last week’s post can click here to read the full introduction to the series, with advice on the best way…