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Goodroots Food Festival

Where can you find a celebration of tasty wholesome food, wellness and hundreds of food crazed Londoners queuing for free samples? Goodroots Festival 2016 at MC Motors, Dalston. The sun peeked out from behind the clouds this Saturday to welcome the one day food and wellness festival just up the road from Dalston Junction overground, hosting an array of food and produce stalls and talks from well known cooks and bloggers from home and overseas. Of course I was there for the sole intention to meet the beautiful minds behind the best food blog around, Green Kitchen Stories, but I did get fan-girly when Deliciously Ella and her husband came within a 2 meter radius of me. From flavoured water kefir, to ethically sourced sushi, to chocolate avocado mousse and t-shirts bearing yoga and avocado slogans, you can easily walk around the festival 5+ times and gawk at everything like you’ve never seen it before – as you can tell I arrived too early to hear Green Kitchen Stories talk so I had to kill …

Sourdough Satisfaction & Sourdough Sorrow

This Summer I’ve vowed to myself to try to make the perfect sourdough loaf. Having once attempted and seriously failed, this new resolution was to turn things around – freshly baked bread is one of the pinnacles of a successful baker’s repertoire. But during my learning process I have learned a few things… 1) You might get sick of bread Kneading for 10-20 minutes a day takes its toll on you; constantly checking on your bread and how it’s doing and how it’s rising punctuates your 24 hours; sampling each loaf, failed or successful, can burden your palette until you almost can’t take the taste anymore. Alright, I exaggerate, but I am prone to getting sick of certain foods extremely fast. 2) You might get sick of cooking Perfect timing is key to bread baking. A little too much rising and your bread is dead; too little rising and bread’s crumb is far too tight, and you might end up with a brick-style loaf (although over-rising can do this too). Too long in the oven …

Four Fantastic Fruits From Afar

When in another country you always expect to be surrounded by new local cuisines and dishes, but in Brazil when it came to simply fruits I discovered a whole new array of tropical tastes that blew my British socks off; I figured I was pretty familiar with most of the fruits the world had to offer, but to find such a new variety was naively unexpected… 1 | Pinha (Peen-yah) My first experience and realisation that there was more to the fruit world than that Sainsbury’s could offer was with a Pinha; a tennis ball sized fruit with a crusty, thick scale-like skin. Each scale has one tiny piece of edible fruit with a big fleshy seed in the centre. The meat is white, super sweet and smooth – think grape-like but with more fibre and chew. If you get one ripe enough, the meat will melt in your mouth and the skin and flesh will crumble in your hungry hands.The juice is also delightfully refreshing on a hot (standard) day in the North-East coast …