Roots and Toots Highlights

The Ultimate Foodie Staycation in Norfolk – a chapter I wrote for a travel coffee table book (Nov 2017)

A piece for the Eastern Daily Press and Evening News: Top Foodie Finds on Norwich Market  October 2016

A Feature I wrote about local produce for Sainsbury’s Magazine July 2016

A radio interview I did for Share Radio about local produce in East Anglia

A whistle-stop guide to tea – a feature written for Caboodle Magazine (Autumn / Winter 2015)

Food Heroes and Local Produce Round-Ups:

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The Ultimate Foodie Staycation in Norfolk

The Tipsy Vegan, Norwich

Lawson’s Deli: Norfolk & Suffolk Local Produce

Round-up of the best British Chocolates

How to forage for and cook with Samphire

Cambridge Food Tour

Chocolate Tasting Workshops, Le Club de Cacao – Across East Anglia Only

Top 10 Foodie Finds on Norwich Market 

A whistle-stop guide to tea – a feature written for Caboodle Magazine (Autumn / Winter 2015)

The Lunchbox – Review of Tiffinware – British-Indian design-led tiffins

Pye Baker in Norwich (Local Produce)

Feast on the Street – monthly street food collection, Norwich (Local Produce)

Round-Up of Local Xmas Produce – East of England Tasting Event (Local Produce)

Use Your Loaf: Norwich’s Secret Bakery (Local Produce)

Jarrold’s Local Produce and Eatery (Local Produce)


Roots and Toots’ Recipes:

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Baked Mangoes with Kaffir Lime & Coconut Sugar and Coconut Ice Cream

Chocolate Chia Seed Puds

Office Ramen: Veggie Dumpling Udon Soup

Apple, Blackberry & Cardamon Crumble

Katharine Hepburn’s Recipe for Chocolate Brownies

Sugar-Free Banana Muffins 

Truffled Mushroom Sandwich with Gruyere Sandwich

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Smoked Salmon and Dill Pate – £5 serving 5-6

Maltese Stuffed Artichokes 

Black Forest Gateaux Smoothie – made with black cherries and cacao nibs

Kusksu Maltese Soup with goats’ cheese – a rustic soup with broad beans and giant cous cous

Pissaladiere – a French onion, black olive and anchovy ‘pizza’

Pear and Star Anise Juice

Hobz Biz zejt (A famous Maltese sandwich)

Back to the Future Milkshakes: Chocolate Malted Milkshakes 1955 vs 2015: The Chocolate Malted McFly Milkshake (1955 recipe) Doc Brown’s Hispter Shake (2015 recipe)

Superfood Salad: Chilli Black Bean, Lime, Mango, Coconut & Avo Salad (v)

Sea Salted Almond and Dark Chocolate Dipped Flapjacks (v)

Broad bean and Suffolk black bacon quiche (Veggie option available)

The Ultimate Veggie Burger (v)

Fine de Champagne Hot Chocolate (vegan) (Local Produce)

Fig, Cranberry & Hazelnut Smoothie (vegan) (Local Produce)

Classic Tortilla Espanola (v)

Foraged Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Pie (v) (Local Produce)

Gourmet Tuna Steak Sandwich

Goat’s Cheese & Mascarpone Stuffed Figs (v) (Local Produce)

Maltese Baked Rice: Ross Il forn

Raspberry & Cardamon Jam (vegan) (Local Produce)

Tartiflette Papaya and Honey Hemp Smoothie (vegan) (Local Produce)

Caramelised Figs with Coconut yogurt and grated hazelnut truffles (v) (Local Produce)

Super Food Spud: Sweet Potato, Cannellini Bean & Feta Salad with a Hemp Dressing (v) (Local Produce)

Omega 3 Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Crushed Avocado, Hemp Oil on Toasted Bread

Mango, Coconut & Cardamon Lassi (v)

Heatwave Salad: Pea Shoots, Beetroot, Asparagus, Goat’s Cheese and Pea Salad (v)

Pods of the gods: Broad Bean and Pea Risotto (v) (Local Produce)

Pods of the gods: Broad Bean, Mint, Lemon and Garlic Bruschetta  (v) (Local Produce)

Baked Camembert with Shittake and a side of Samphire (v) (Local Produce)

My Secret Affair with a Cromer Crab: Artisan Crab Baguette (Local Produce)

A Cheat’s Indian Feast: Vegetarian Curry, Pilau Rice and Indian Bread (v)

A Day in the Life of a Cherry Addict – Picota Cherries: Bakewell Bircher and Guilt-Free Cherry Pancakes (v)

Butternut Squash Risotto For Kings (v)

The Ultimate Bruschetta Recipe (from my roots) and Other Bruschetta Inspiration (v) (Local Produce)

French Vegetarian Glamping Meals: My Top Six Gourmet Meals to Eat Camping (v) (Local Produce)

Meet the French Vegetarians. An oxymoron, non? (v)

Vietnamese: Dau Phu Sot Ca Chua – A Delicious Vegetarian Tofu Dish (v)


Restaurants and Eateries:

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The Tipsy Vegan, Norwich

Darsham Nurseries, Suffolk

The Gunton Arms, North Norfolk

Warwick Street Social, Norwich, Norfolk

Figbar – yes, a dessert-only bar – opens in Norwich

Eric’s Fish and Chips – Norfolk

Morston Hall Afternoon Tea – Norfolk (LP)

Stoke Mill – Norfolk (LP)

Frank’s Bar – Norwich (LP)

Top 10 Things to Eat in Devon (LP)

Manor House, Wanstead, East London (LP)

42 King Street, Norwich (Cocktails) Ingham Swan, Ingham, Norfolk (LP)

Roots restaurant – Norwich  (LP)

Food for Friends – Brighton (LP)

Namaste India Restaurant review – Norwich

Best Fondue Restaurant in Bern, Switzerland: Fondue at Lotschberg Restaurant (LP)

Loire Valley: Lunch La Reserve restaurant in Amboise  (LP)

Food Events:

Cambridge Food Tour – A tour for foodies

Norfolk Wine School – Regular Wine Tasting Events in Norfolk

Chocolate Tasting Events by Le Club de Cacao, East Anglia (LP)

Caribbean Delicacy: Turks & Caicos Conch Food Festival (LP)

Other Food Adventures:

30 Sugar Detox


Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs

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