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Monthly Street Food Markets brings culinary delights to Kings Heath

November 12, 2016

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Every second Saturday of the month, Kings Heath’s Village Square is turned into a street food market. With plenty of street food on offer, I made the trip up to Kings Heath to see what it was all about. Originally organised by Brum Yum Yum, the Kings Heath BID now organises the market. The market […]

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Knife & Fork: St Paul’s House

July 7, 2016

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I thought that since the new Saint Pauls House boutique hotel, restaurant and bar had opened recently and was promoting itself as the new “happening place” to eat and drink in the Jewellery Quarter, I would book a table for two and try it out. On entering, it is apparent that little expense has been […]

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Knife & Fork (Chopsticks): Noble Seafood Restaurant, Shanghai

June 16, 2016

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Some months ago I wrote about eating out in China and Australia, recording some of my culinary experiences during a working visit last year. Recently I was in China again to fulfil my duties as a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of the Arts and undertake a few other interesting and enjoyable tasks. No business […]

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Knife & Fork: Last Minute Comfort Eating – The Old Contemptibles

March 6, 2016

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After being away for most of the Christmas and New Year break and having had a surfeit of eating out, January was largely a month of cooking and eating at home. As a friend of mine, a very good cook and gourmet, once said to me: why go to the bother of going out for […]

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Beer Gurus at The Botanist

February 22, 2016

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Birmingham Favourites were guests of The Botanist I attended an excellent beer tasting at The Botanist on Temple Hill, Birmingham, on the evening of the 8th February, hosted by Kieran Hartley, one of the two officially-titled Beer Gurus for the New World Trading Group which numbers this bar amongst its stable. There were 13 other […]

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Recipe: Toad in the Hole

February 15, 2016

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Hello Brummies If you suddenly found yourself single in the last week or two you will be surprised to learn that you are not the only ones.  February is statistically the most popular for the breaking up of relationships. Maybe it is the thought of Valentine’s day and all that lovey-dovey stuff that breaks shaky […]

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Recipe: Deep South Ribs

January 20, 2016

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Good day to you Brummies, and welcome back. An announcement.  As you may be aware, Birmingham Favourites is slowing down it’s production.  This is for several reasons. Firstly, we agree that it has served it’s purpose in getting the ball rolling, in highlighting the best of the city.  Secondly, we all need to move on to […]

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Knife & Fork: (Curried) Hen and Chickens

January 18, 2016

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  I often used to pass the Hen and Chickens pub on Constitution Hill – and keep walking. It was one of those places which, regardless of which name it was trading under, was not exactly enticing any time I walked past during the past twenty years. However, some months ago, a fellow Tweeter – […]

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Recipe: Toasted Spicy Nuts

December 15, 2015

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Hey Birmingham How is the Christmas shopping going? Anything wrapped yet I have found a new recipe that is more addictive than crack.  To compliment your drinks, try Spicy Toasted Nuts.  Furthermore, they are really easy. You need the following equipment: One baking tray One mixing bowl One spatula And the following ingredients: One big […]

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Recipe: Thai Salmon Fishcakes

December 8, 2015

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In the on-going party season you need to sometimes give something slightly bigger than scrawny chicken wings.  Especially when there is that much alcohol floating around.  I will be straight with you, that fish cakes take a bit of work, but you can freeze them, and defrost them on the day you need them, so […]

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