It’s my weekly treat, the Korean Cuisine class at Kingston Adult Education. Hyung Soo’s Cheshire Cat grin fills us with a sense of optimism. His chuckle is infectious as he explained there are over 200 rice cake recipes to choose from and these can be cooked using 4 main methods of steaming, shallow frying, kneading […]
If there’s one place in Kingston Borough that I find fascinating, it’s New Malden High Street with it’s plethora of Korean eateries. I’ve noticed that there’s a load of Karaoke available too. It seems Koreans are up for it: there’s the paradox, because those I’ve met in the flesh seem very quiet, almost shy. Our […]
A steel girder is craned into position for a new bridge at Paddington Station
Motivational speaking was the name of the game at The Best You Expo 2017. I had a great weekend taking pictures for Paul Boross and got the chance to hear some great rags-to-riches stories on the way.
So it’s week 2 of this excellent Korean cookery course at Kingston Adult Ed. We’re looking at different Kimchi, the fermented or pickling method for preserving food that originated in Korea. Hyung Soo, our chef and tutor explained that in the past, Winters in Korea were freezing and nothing grew, so whole communities would meet […]
Earlier this year, I was asked by Beaver Bridges, to photograph the removal of an old bridge at Paddington Station making way for a new, higher one. It took 6 shooting days on 12 hour shifts: exciting work with sparks flying.
I’ve been a fan of Korean cuisine for a while now, having visited several local cafe style in New Malden. My good friend Adrian recommended You-Me in Burlington Road, which did not disappoint. New Malden has the largest Korean community outside of Korea. The high street is graced with H Mart Asian superstore. It’s a […]
You’ve got to hand it to the Italians. They certainly know how to do fast food in style and it always looks amazing and colourful. Of course, they do have the wonderful Mediterranean climate, great for growing veg but it does infuriate me that we can’t get their tasty tomatoes here unless we grow them […]
The kitchen at Eccelsa School is buzzing with excitement. We are enthralled by Domenico Maggi’s relaxed presentation style. Now he’s talking passionately about simple Apulian dishes, made with local ingredients like eternal tomatoes whose longevity is anything up to nine months. Intense flavours burst in the mouth. He starts by explaining the pasta. In this […]
One of my favourite Italian recipes is Melanzane Parmigiana. A lot of people have difficulty knowing what to do with aubergines, and I know what they mean….they can be tasteless and rubbery. Here, chef Domenico Maggi, explains how to make his delicious version. Ingredients: Fresh whole aubergine, medium sized – one per person should be […]