One day last week I made home-made hummus. So what? I know you’re thinking. There wasn’t a motive behind it. I was at the supermarket and saw the pre-packaged stuff and suddenly felt like making some. I Googled “hummus recipe” and came across a Guardian article with a whole thesis on how to make the best hummus. It was really long winded. Involving soaking chickpeas in bicarbonate of soda and boiling them and all sorts. Nevertheless I got home and put my chickpeas to soak in some bicarb for a few hours. I noticed afterwards that the recipe said to soak them for 24 hours – then boil chickpeas for four hours!
F*** that I thought – I didn’t recall hummus being so laborious. There must be easier methods. Again I Googled “hummus recipe” and noticed the first link which was a BBC URL. The recipe said it was for “quick hummus”. This was far more digestible (‘scuse me pun).
I recently had the good fortune to be invited to Giraffe Restaurant & Bar in Frith Street, Soho for a Flatbread event courtesy of Qype.
Of course when I was invited there wasn’t a question of who I would be inviting as my guest – the only other person I know to be as passionate about food as me – Chanelle of Parisienne, The House of Cupcakes.
This is Cupcake Chanelle
We started off our evening with a couple of cocktails from their extensive happy hour menu – which is half price between 5-7 and then were shown into the Red Room by the Qype team.
Apple and Elderflower and Melon Margarita
We all have cravings and penchants for foods that others might consider weird – myself included. But one friend who’s tweets I follow on Twitter caught my attention for the wrong reason as I deemed what he eats to not be “food”.
Concoctions such as “ham and cheese sandwiches with HP sauce”, “french bread, ham and cheese, croissants with philly and jam and a cappacuino and hot chocolate”.
This boy needed to be taught a thing or two about simple dishes that are easy to cook and are SO much better for your diet.