Monthly Archives: April 2010

Peruvian-Theme Final Chapter: Arroz Chaufa

Here’s another Peruvian dish that draws inspiration from the Chinese immigrant community who adapted their cooking for a South American palette in the way only Chinese expats cooks can.  Essentially it’s fried rice with whatever else you want to throw … Continue reading

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Peruvian-inspired Feast Cont.: Lomo Saltado

This traditional stir fry of beef, peppers and potatoes served over rice (starch-heaven) is a staple in Peruvian restaurants.  For my purposes I omitted the potatoes and added chestnut mushrooms and a red onion. Oh, and I upped the meat … Continue reading

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Ceviche Peruvian Style

Ceviche is both incredibly easy and intimidating to prepare the first time. After all, who’s going to put their faith in the curing ability on raw fish of lime juice unless you’ve succeeded in the past? For this Peruvian-inspired appetizer … Continue reading

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A Taste of Peru and a Hint of Ecuador Via Wales

It was perhaps a strange dinner party to organise. After all, when it comes to planning ethnic food it sort of helps to have at least a semblance of original ingredients available and that normally means a well-established immigrant community … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Easter Lamb with Rosemary, Pancetta and Wild Garlic

Here's a leg of lamb recipe suggested by an Italian friend then adapted with a local and seasonal Welsh ingredient. First thanks to Cristina for her garlic rosemary and pancetta leg of lamb recipe. Normally leg of lamb cooks quickly … Continue reading

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Charlie & Lola Deconstructed

A few weeks ago we took the kids to Green Drops and Moonsquirters, an exhibition of Lauren Child's work at the National Museum of Wales. Her most famous creation is Charlie & Lola and the interactive exhibition allowed kids and … Continue reading

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