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How To Make TACOS | UK | GoodKai

If you love Tacos (like me) and you're in the UK and was wondering how to make authentic soft corn tortillas and was having trouble sourcing ingredients in the UK, then look no further. I decided to write this post after trying to find information on what type of flour is used for soft Tacos, where to get it and how to make it. These are made with blue flour but you can make them just the same with white flour, see my Pork Tacos below (video) that were made with white tortillas.

Firstly the type of flour is important, often called Masa Harina - it's a special nixtamalised corn flour (this is a process that involves soaking and cooking maize in limewater or calcium hydroxide) so you can't use the ordinary yellow corn flour sold in the supermarket - it must be nixtamalised. None of the supermarkets in the UK currently sell nixtamalised flour however, you can get one Masa Harina called Maseca from The Mex Grocer online, I get mine from there and they can deliver within a cou…

Matcha Tea Masterclass | T2 Tea | Richmond

So if you've not been living under a rock lately, you might be aware of the unicorn memes on social media that have inspired food from the Rainbow Bagel to The Unicorn Frappuccino, which has in turn inspired the Dragon Frappuccino which is sort of an Iced Matcha Latte, whose main ingredient is actually derived from Tea. You may then ask, what is Matcha? and why is this vivid green tea based supplement popping up everywhere? Well, stick around because the kind folks from T2 Tea gave me a masterclass in Matcha, Tea and the unlimited ways in which to enjoy it. 
For me, the most inspired I ever get with Tea is to enjoy a lovely High Tea with scones, strawberry jam, clotted cornish cream and if available, a pot of Darjeeling 1st flush or Yorkshire Tea and that is as far as it goes for me. So when I went to T2 I'd classed myself as a traditional tea drinker, I was bought up on tea - before the invention of tea bags. Back then it was all loose tea leaves, it maximises flavour but yo…

The Ivy | Restaurant Richmond, London | Review

For years I've always thought Richmond and Twickenham diners have been missing out on the full experience of brasserie dining. Something often enjoyed by those within London itself at places like The Savoy Grill, Bar Boulud, Joel Brasserie and many more. So when Caprice Holdings (the company behind The Ivy Restaurant groups) secured the old All Bar One site in Richmond, it was with much anticipation and excitement that Richmond finally has a brasserie where one can in enjoy very good simple food in a somewhat opulent environment.
Well at least it tries to be - the food at The Ivy Group is probably not quite up to say those of Joel Brasserie or Bar Boulud, but it does have all the pretentiousness one could saturate oneself in - if you are that way inclined. For the rest like myself, it can be somewhere special to have steak or lobster and chips with a glass of fizz in a lovely surrounding with excellent service. After all, we have been deprived all this time and I am certain The I…