• Bristol,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    Sholay Indian Kitchen, Bristol

    The other night we watched a program about our nations love of curry. Turns out we can’t get enough of the blooming stuff. Although we were pretty disappointed to hear that the favourites apparently include chicken tikka masala and the korma! In our opinion, perhaps the blandest of the two and the least authentic. Each to their own but James and I like our curries with a bit more pizazz and a lot more heat. We were recently invited along to Sholay Kitchen, one of the shipping containers at Wapping Wharf, to sample their new menu and enjoy some of their staple dishes. The menu is short and sweet, with…

  • Bristol,  Cheltenham,  Cotswolds,  Food & Drink

    Takeaway you don’t need to feel guilty about!

    We eat out a fair bit. What can we say- it’s something we enjoy! Sometimes though, after a hard or long day, you can’t beat a takeaway can you?! No getting ready to go out, no travelling, no food preparation or cooking, and minimal tidying up; it’s win, win, win, win! As if that wasn’t enough, how about a couple more for luck? What about adding, doing something positive for the world to that list. Well the good people at Kukd.com have done just that! You go on to their website and, like many others, you simply put in your postcode and are presented with the takeaway options near you.…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    Thai delight at Thaikhun

    We’ve never been to Thailand before, and if all we wanted to see of it was their equivalent of a used home ware store, then we’d have no reason to venture any further than Bath. The inside of new Thai restaurant Thaikhun is kitted out with genuine wares from Thailand, packed into a container and shipped half way around the world to add to the sensory overload of this exciting new addition to the south west. Situated a handy two minute walk from the station in the Little Southgate dining quarter, this is the ninth restaurant in this Thai street food chain. Walking inside we received a warm welcome and…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    A classy curry

    Steph and I recently had a week off, and rather than explore a new and exotic city as we normally do when the opportunity presents itself, this time we decided to stay at home and enjoy some of the wonderful places and activities closer to home (read the full account here). It also gave us the chance to try some of the local restaurants we’ve been meaning to for a while. One of those restaurants is the Mint Rooms which specialises in Indian cuisine with style! There’s one in Bath, and one a convenient 20 minute walk from home, situated between Clifton Village and the Triangle. The restaurant feels classy,…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Giggling Squid, Clifton Village

    Isn’t it great when your friends love the same food you do? There are no squabbles or grumbles about where you should eat; it’s just easy. So when my friend Emma and I decided to go for a bite to eat after work, the words Thai food had barely passed my lips before it was a resounding ‘Yes’! Nothing makes me more happy than Thai food. My new favourite part of Bristol, Clifton Village, is where we found ourselves. Here you’ll find the Giggling Squid. Open for over a year now, (don’t judge, I’m still trying to keep up with Bristol food jaunts), this growing chain offers Bristol a great place…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Healthy slow cooked curry

    Going out for a curry is one of my favourite things to do. Picking out a couple of dishes to share, testing my spice limits and generally stuffing myself silly until I can only get out of my seat to lay back down again. Because I suffer from a severe case of ‘eyes-bigger-than-belly’, this slow cooked curry allows me to still gorge on curry but not feel overly guilty about it. It’s also super easy as you pretty much leave the slow cooker to do it’s thing. So, you will need: 1 Tbsp ginger; fresh, frozen or pureed. 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin of reduced fat coconut milk 1…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    Little Kitchen, Bristol

    Little Kitchen in Bristol is a specialist cookery school providing an array of different workshops and courses. The courses are run by Madeleine and Claire, who invite you into their kitchen and clearly know their stuff. We enrolled ourselves onto the Indian cookery class where you get to learn to make a naan bread, an aromatic dhal and a Sri Lankan chicken curry all in two hours. The whole experience was really relaxed, so it’s good fun as well as helping gain confidence and learning new skills in the kitchen. To kick things off we made up the dough for the naan. We added strong bread flour, yeast, salt and…