The Feast of the Ascension. What better occasion could there be on which to celebrate a few years of quality advice on food, drink, cooking and merrymaking? We take a look back over dozens of articles to bring you the best of Foodie.fm’s blog.
The black gold breakfast
Let’s begin with morning coffee. Back at the beginning of last year, we talked you through a bunch of inexpensive ways to up your game in the java stakes. In part one, we spilled the beans on grinding, and in part two the secrets of a good pour-over brew were revealed. Then, in part three, we put the spotlight on an inexpensive gadget that makes mockery of coffee makers costing up to a grand or more.
Of course, coffee alone does not make a breakfast. Why not rustle up a smoothie from fresh or frozen berries, one of Finland’s best kept secrets?
On a public holiday like this, many of the shops are closed, and a bunch of the best restaurants too. So why not cook up a lunch at home with whatever you have lying around, seeking inspiration from some of the best eateries in the game? There’s Noma, for one, where our competition-winners dined in avant-garde style and lived to tell the tale. Then, of course, there’s also the pick of Copenhagen’s not-quite-the-best-in-the-world scene, which we surveyed a month or two back.
No expense spared
When dinner time comes around, it’s a case of “no scrimping allowed”. Needless to say, after reading our rallying call to buy organic and buy local, you’ll be well stocked up from your last trip to the farmer’s market, or, dare I say it, your local farmer’s store room.
First fry up a few beautiful steaks in your wonderfully-seasoned (thanks to us) carbon steel pan, before considering the side dishes. Before you start dreaming up something fancy, remember that good, wholesome ingredients can pack a heavy nutritional punch. And then, of course, there’s the root vegetables, a cornerstone of any great, hearty home-cooked meal.
The finishing touches
When it comes to dessert, you’ll be well served by our introduction to the charms of raw chocolate. Finally, should the evening’s entertainment still be undecided, browse our selection of foodie movies. Those should give you the boost you need to plan your next week or two’s menus. After all, as most of you will have gathered by now, the work of a true food lover is never done!