Tropical makeover: Sticky rum and pineapple pork

Pork chops are an easy family favourite, but the addition of dark rum makes this version strictly adults only. Flavours from the West Indies – pineapple, molasses, sweet potatoes – make this Sticky rum and pineapple pork a new favourite that only requires 25 minutes of hands on time. Continue reading

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A small food festival with a big local contingent

What are your plans for the bank holiday weekend? If you haven’t made any yet, our tip is the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival, running this Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Hereford’s Castle Green.  From baking demos by Mary Berry to a game-cooking (pictured) workshop with local restaurant Green Cow Kitchens, it may not be the biggest food festival in the country but it’s one of the most tightly provenanced; 70% of stallholders are local.


Where to eat dim sum in London this summer

If you’ve never tried dim sum at Ping Pong before, then this summer is the perfect time to try. Their new seasonal menu including dishes like chinkiang seafood skewers (£5.45 with soya beans, black fungus and drizzles with a chilli bean sauce), beef and black pepper shu mai (£4.65) and a light, fresh citrus squid, carrot salad (£4.95) are fantastic additions to the menu. Regular classics are still popular with char sui buns, roast pork puffs, beef dumplings and mixed vegetable or duck spring rolls.

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