1. Charred mackerel with corn, chilli and lime at Brunswick House. A beautifully light starter, the mackerel is just seared, its oiliness nicely balanced by the subtle chilli kick and citrus tang.
In London this weekend and likely to wake up with a sore head and an empty stomach on Sunday morning? Head south. Aimed at both locals and visitors, Brixton Flavours is a community-run food festival taking place in one of South London’s most food-focused ‘hoods this Sunday. Wristbands cost £15 and, once you’ve strapped yours on, you’ll get over 20 free food samples plus £15 in Brixton pounds to spend in participating restaurants and pop-ups (including Brindisa, Carioca, Etta’s, Fish Wings & Tings & Ichiban to name but a few). Brazilian, Mexican, Japanese, French, Italian, Caribbean, Modern British – whatever your food itch is you’ll find it almost certain to be scratched here.
We try lots of new things here at olive. New ingredients, new dishes, new drinks and new anything food or drink based. These are our favourite picks from this week. And we haven’t even hit the weekend yet…
Macaroni cheese is always a favourite, feel-good dish. Our recipe is a posh version that is super-quick to rustle up and serve to guests or the family.
These tuna fishcakes are a light and easy dinner full of fresh flavours.
Visit one of these three carnivore-friendly food events this weekend and you’re sure to top up your iron levels:
On Saturday, Lincoln Castle sees the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival set up shop, in celebration of the local banger. Get stuck in to one of Ribs n Bibs’ corn dogs or stock up on everything from Fen Farm‘s venison sausages to Redhill Farm‘s Lincolnshire chipolatas.
Saturday also sees the start of Rye’s Wild Boar Week. The focus is on game as well as boar, with restaurants throughout the town offering menus replete with mallard, partridge, pheasant, rabbit and venison. To find out which ones are taking part – and details of encompassing wildlife walks, food markets and tours, click here.
On Sunday it’s Bristol’s turn to stoke up the grills as Love Food Festival returns to the Paintworks for a one-day autumn food fest. With mulled cider, cheese and chutneys up for grabs – as well as the chance to press your own apple juice – there’s plenty on offer for veggies too but the meaty street food always pulls in the crowds, from Burger Theory burgers (pictured) to Rib Street’s ribs via pulled pork and jerk chicken.
Chicken noodles are a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe. The broccoli adds a healthy crunch and the the chilli and ginger add a fiery kick.
This warm roast veg salad with lentils and barley is a great way to pack in plenty of nutrients and vegetables. It’s colourful, warming and full of flavour. Even if there’s just two of you it’s easier to make a big batch of this and it keeps really well in the fridge.
We have pulled together five fragrant Asian soups to add some zingy flavours to your lunchtimes. Prawn ramen, heat-packed Laksa, creamy carrot with added fragrance of lemongrass, spicy tom yum soup and a hearty meatball broth; we have enough recipes for every day of the week with plenty of variety.