Review: Brunch @ Cau Guildford

Let’s talk about brunch. It’s a topic I love to spend time discussing. For me, brunch is the best thing about weekends, (after lie-ins, of course) and it’s so much more than just a meal time…it’s a social event. Restaurants love to put their own spin on brunch, so it’s no longer limited to the…

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Review: Cau, Blackheath

It’s now been over 2 years since I started blogging and campaigning for South American food – where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday that I was writing up (very amateur) recipes back in Guildford, where the only South American restaurant in the area for me to review was the vibrant and trendy…

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The New Comedor Grill & Bar

Everyone knows that being a food critic comes with certain perks: being paid to write about restaurants and generally eating for free. Yep, that’s a lot of people’s dream job right there. It’s the day job that I think most food bloggers aspire to have. Yet, I’m sure I don’t speak for myself when I…

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Recipe: Pollo Saltado

South American food can change from country to country. Each country has their own signature dish: Argentinian steaks, Bolivian stews, Brazilian dumplings, Peruvian ceviche. Yet there are some traditional dishes that are not confined to the national borders and can be found all over the continent. Lomo saltado is one of those dishes. This classic…

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Recipe: Corn, Cheese and Chilli Empanadas

It’s been a little while since I made empanadas, and I’ve been craving them a lot recently. The perfect little snack to take into work for lunch, for you or your colleagues, empanadas are tiny little pastries that go a long way. I had made meat empanadas before as well as ricotta and spinach, but I…

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Recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Empanadas

Cravings, they’re funny things. Especially weird when you crave something healthy…like spinach. Ok, so it was creamy ricotta and spinach that I was craving, but still, that’s better than chocolate. I then realised that I hadn’t yet come up with new fillings for my previously successful empanada recipe. What better way to feed my latest craving? So…

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The Unconventional Cake

Anyone who’s been to Latin America, will know how much the people LOVE their cake. Throughout Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, we were amazed at how many cake shops or panaderias lined the streets, and how integral sweets are to South American food. In Argentina dulce de leche cakes and ice cream ruled the desserts; in Bolivia, cakes…

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Dear Santa…

Christmas is almost here, and don’t we all know it! I’m just about to leave the house for shopping trip #3, when I got distracted by finding something to add to my own list… A very kind Machu Kitchen fan, messaged me with a link to the South Devon Chilli Farm‘s shop, where they sell…AJI…

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Cau Restaurant, Guildford

About two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided we would try out the new Argentinian steak restaurant in Guildford. Cau is a modern, flashy new jaunt, where they pride themselves on using fine Argentinian meat to make great Argentinian meals. Sold! We both had high expectations, having both tried real Argentinian steak and real Argentinian…

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Starting with the staples

Immediately after hitting ‘publish’ on my first post, I thought, “Oh dear. Where to start?!”. With so many different foods that I tried, and even more that I didn’t, choosing the first focus was shaping up to be a challenge. So, like every methodical, organised, borderline OCD thinker, I wrote a list. A list with…

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