Blog 15 April 2015 – Free Range Eggs Anti Certificate

Yes, it’s …
Nearly-Friday Day!

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Quite pleased to find ourselves tweeting to Joanna Blythman (the food author) and her co-tweeters the other day. During which, someone came up with the excellent notion that, instead of decent restaurants having to cover their doors in certificates and stickers saying Homemade, Organic, Great Taste winner etc, HOW ABOUT calling for less ethical restaurants to display notices making clear they serve Non-organic, Tinned Stuff, Factory-Farmed and so on?

Our highly-trained food artist immediately designed this prototype for establishments failing to serve free-range eggs. We’re sure you’ll agree it’s a work of art that any eatery would be proud to display:
Free Range Eggs Anti Certificate

Still having fun finding favourite foodie vids for our YouTube channel. Rather than another funny one, here is a proper choon, which also happens to feature a video of the best food fight since the custard pie scene in Bugsy Malone. Enjoy:

Brilliant.

Last night’s skewers went down lovely, by the way.

Have a great Nearly-Friday,

The Taster

Free Range Eggs Anti Certificate
(Don’t worry about this. Apparently we have to put these words here. Otherwise The Man From S.E.O. starts polishing his revolver up and muttering in Code again)

Blog 15 April 2015 – Show Me The Taster magazine

Wine Wednesday!

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Still having fun finding favourite foodie vids for our YouTube channel. Not necessarily songs – just anything funny, to do with food (on our Funny playlist). If you haven’t yet seen this advert, do enjoy:

Brilliant.

For tonight, we will be grilling pork and beef skewers, ready-made by an independent butcher’s. Trying to be healthy (ish) so will have boiled rice with a little cumin, turmeric and fennel seeds mixed in for fragrance – normally would fry it, but this is the healthy bit – plus halved cherry tomatoes and purple sprouting broccoli. Gonna throw the broccoli in with the rice for the last few minutes so that, again, there is only one pan to wash up.

And seeing as it’s Wednesday, we’ll have a glass of lovely, health-giving red wine.

Have a great Wednesday,

The Taster

Blog 14 April 2015 – Swedish Chef Popcorn

Happy Tuesday!

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Since we recently started recommending our favourite foodie vids in the printed magazine, The Taster spent part of yesterday setting up a YouTube channel. The vid that made us laugh most is this version of the hit choon, Popcorn (originally by Hot Butter) – now the Swedish Chef Popcorn song.

Hope that made you smile as well. Maybe it’s the Swedish Chef’s insouciant attitude getting to us, but we’ve decided that today, we’re not going to stress about food too much. For dinner we’re planning chicken sandwiches; the chicken scattered with a dried Italian Herbs mix, lightly beaten with a rolling pin (beat those herbs into the flesh) then pan-fried in olive oil & butter. Serve with a little mayo, lettuce and a twist or two of Parmesan on stoneground granary, and perhaps some tomatoes & salt on the side. Cut into triangles. Perfect; and only one pan to wash up. If you too aren’t in the mood for a four-courser, we hope that helps.

As before, we’re still running our special issue offer on CHOCOLATE till the end of April (subscribe this month and get a free back issue, all about chocolate). If you’re chocolated-out, click on COOK for other seasonal cooking ideas, or on our CALENDAR for foodie events in April.

Have a great, stress-free Tuesday,

The Taster