In a pickle? 🥒 In the East Midlands, that’s a good thing, what with all these amazing, locally-made chutneys and spreads 😉 So without further ado, grab some cheese and read on to discover just a few of the East Midlands’ finest pickle-y producers that we’ve encountered this month! 👇
1️⃣ The Pickled Shop ( @thepickledshop), Northamptonshire - These guys sell all sorts of pickled deliciousness! As well as their selection of goodie boxes, they also stock the full range from the sought after Pickled Village - a fine Leicestershire-based manufacturer of preserves and marmalades. Not to be missed! 👌
2️⃣ The Quirky Cook ( @thequirkycook), Derbyshire - Artisan producer Kay Hawkins first came across black garlic back in 2015. Since then, her company The Quirky Cook has been nationally recognised for its innovative garlicky creations. In particular, their award-winning Honeyed Fig Relish with Black Garlic is well worth a sample 😋
3️⃣ Queens Park Preserves ( @queensparkpreserves), Leicestershire - Founded by husband and wife team, Queens Park Preserves produce a delicious range of artisan jams and chutneys. With everything done by hand - from fruit preparation to cooking, bottling and labelling - they only produce batches of 20-35 jars at any one time...so grab ‘em while you can! 💨
Super simple and yummy Swiss roll made by Lukas thanks to #bbcgoodfood https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/swiss-roll
My sister @anjalilii came for a short visit and we managed to visit all my favorite eateries during a tight schedule, especially this Vietnamese place Nem Nem Quan where they're always really friendly. Order the #84, it's my favorite for a reason! (I'm updating my Stockholm list on my website really soon for all those that have been asking me for tips.)
An oldie but goodie. 🥮🍍🍒✨
The famous pineapple upside down cake. A buttery vanilla cake made with a tiny bit of cinnamon, pineapple juice, and Greek yogurt for extra fluffiness, and topped with caramelized pineapple slices. The maraschino cherries for a garnish. This retro dessert is reminiscent of the French Tarte Tatin where the concept was originated made usually with apples,then evolved through the years and became the pineapple upside down cake. Just a cake fun fact. 💁🏻♀️ .