Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding has many origins. Most consider it an old-school British dessert, invented in the 1970s by Francis Coulson of Lake District. Although, rumour has it that it was passed on to Coulson by Patricia Martin from Lancashire. Now, her son claims she squirrelled the recipe from two Canadian Air Force officers who were lodging at her hotel during…




Apple pie spiced porridge

Before I moved to the UK, I used to despise porridge with a passion. Gloopy, boring, cloyingly sweet – ugh. I couldn’t be bothered with it when we had so many other interesting breakfast staples like dosa (crispy rice crepes), idly (steamed rice dumplings) and sambar (lentil curry). But when I packed my bags and landed…