Black Pudding

Black pudding aka. morcilla, boudin noir… Whatever you call it, this ingredient is often unfairly maligned and misunderstood. Allow us to set that right.

Why are pine nuts so expensive?

The pine nut is a wonderful little thing. It is also ridiculously expensive in comparison to other nuts, not without good reason though.

15 Unusual potato uses

Of course you can boil, bake, fry or mash them, but did you know that the wondrous potato also has a wide range of non culinary uses?

EU egg stamping explained

Buy an egg anywhere in Europe and it will come stamped with a series of numbers and letters, but what do they mean?

Pine needle vinegar

Don’t waste your time and money buying bizarre flavoured vinegars. Infuse your own yummy creations with things like pine needles.

10 bizarre banana facts

Bananas are… radioactive berries that fight depression, piss off bees and are good for cleaning shoes.

Cornish Yarg

Sadly, despite sounding like one, ‘Yarg’ isn’t an ancient Cornish word. It is an excellent pasteurised cow’s cheese though.

Better microwave popcorn

Why you should not buy expensive, odd smelling and chemical rich ‘microwave popcorn’. Just buy ‘popcorn’ and microwave it.


Suet is an interesting ingredient, little known in most of the world, widely used in Britain, but most people don’t actually know what it is…

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