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Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard

Last weekend Tweat Up and Wahaca took over Street Feast at Dalston Yard with Chilli Chilli Bang Bang, a two-day street food event celebrating “the heat, fun and flavour of one of the world’s best loved ingredients – the MIGHTY chilli pepper”.

Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard

Chilli Chilli Bang Bang brought to London the best and spiciest street food, a main bar serving Jose Cuervo tequila cocktails, a Spice Market, a Hot Sauce Deli and demos with UK chefs.

As usual at Street Feast parties, there was a great atmosphere, everyone having a great time despite the short bouts of rain.

Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard
Chilli Chilli Bang Bang at Dalston Yard

My tolerance for spicy food is not high, but I managed to try quite a few dishes (though I was too scared of taste Roti Chai‘s fiery naga chicken wings).

Here’s a round-up of some of the best food from Chilli Chilli Bang Bang, starting with Wahaca‘s Grilled… Continue reading →

Seventeen: Szechuan Dinner

One of the perks of being a food blogger is getting invited to nice events, such as tastings, cookery lessons and opening parties. These occasions offer the chance to experience different dishes, discover new cuisines and meet people with whom I share the same passion.

That’s why I loved the Szechuan food event at Seventeen in Notting Hill: at the dinner, which took place in May, I discovered that Chinese food can be incredibly flavoured and spicy and I also met some very nice bloggers!

I extended the invite to my friend Charlotte, only to discover later that she is actually from Szechuan and hence would become the perfect judge of the food’s authenticity! Well, she loved it and also took some amazing pictures of the dishes (waaaay better than my poor attempts at defeating the dim-lit setting), so go have a look at her blog post.… Continue reading →

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Looking back at my Food for Runners series, I noticed that soups were missing completely from it. Until now. So this week’s recipe is Broccoli and Stilton soup, which I adapted from Nigella’s recipe.

Vegetables are very important to a runner’s diet, which must include nutrients such as iron, potassium, fiber and vitamin C, to help to fight fatigue and keep energy levels up. Broccoli as a source of these nutrients and they also contain (by weight) more Vitamin C than an orange!

Stock up of veggies with this filling soup, the addition of Stilton cheese makes it creamy and delicious!

Ingredients

* 3 small broccoli, chopped
* 6 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 tps dried thyme
* 500ml vegetable stock
* 150g Stilton cheese, crumbled
* Olive oil
* Freshly ground pepper
* 1 long red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

Preparation

Heat the olive oil,… Continue reading →