Mexican Food Made Simple

Last night was the first episode of the new series featuring Thomasina Miers. I was out on Tuesday so caught up with this programme the next day, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs. I enjoyed it, and it made me want to go back to Mexico, but I still maintain that Mexican pork scratchings are horrible. Even if they are the size of my car. They suck all the fun out their scratchings – I much prefer the salty fatty (hairy) ones you get over here. Continue reading

all quiet on the burrito front

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. We’ve not forgotten you!

I see AA Gill, with his usual tact and diplomacy, is dismissive of food bloggers so I just wanted to say that we’ve never received a burrito freebie. More’s the pity!

Also, not burrito related but I’m really chuffed to have found a place in East London that sells the fantastic day of the dead glitter boxes that I got for everybody when I went to Oaxaca. I love these boxes and will take photographs of mine so you can see what I mean. It’s fantastic that you can get them in London now, there’s no way that I’m going to be able to afford another trip to Mexico for a while!

Frida Kahlo talk at the National Gallery

Not remotely related to burritos but it’s Mexican so I’m chucking it in here.

I have absolutely NO idea if it’ll be any good but for the price of a burrito it might be worth checking it out on 17th June.  After they’ve finished you could go to Mas Burritos, Wahaca or Benito’s Hat!  And then settle down to Frida (starring Selma Hayek) on DVD.

http://nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/in-conversation-17-june-2011

http://www.masburritos.com/; http://www.wahaca.co.uk/; http://www.benitos-hat.com/; http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/; http://www.fkahlo.com/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo; http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3549796608/tt0120679

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Burrito Street …

FLYING BURRITOS Middlesex St E1

Kilner jar lights

Kilner jar lights

On the way home from a very satisfying and lovely meal at The Poet last Tuesday, Dr Chimpington and I spotted Flying Burritos in the same street! It was already on my list of places to try and I’ve been following them on Twitter but I’d not really checked out their location before so it was nice being able to see where it was. Even nicer that it was on a street that already had good burrito memories. Continue reading

The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we’d tried Mas Burritos courtesy of vouchers and linked to a few sites that offer ‘special’ deals, including occasional burrito related ones. However I don’t want to give the impression that I’m particularly endorsing these sites – some of the so called special offers seem remarkably unremarkable and most aren’t tempting. However, Dr Chimptington and I have benefitted from a few of these deals so I thought I’d let you know how varied they are before you start clicking on ‘BUY NOW’ without thinking Continue reading

Chilli recipes for you to make and to give to me

Dr Chimpington and I had a burrito last night. One that I’d been looking forward to for ages as I’d heard such good things about Burrito Bros. However, it pains me to report that we were left feeling a bit underwhelmed. One of us will write a review when we’ve got over the disappointment.

In the meantime I thought you might like to see some chilli recipes from the Guardian this week. Cook some and let me know how it goes. Or better still INVITE ME OVER (all in the name of research of course). I’ll bring a bottle!

While I was in there looking at the chilli recipes, I’ve also just spotted some lovely looking recipes in there from the annoyingly perfect soundingThomasina Miers (founder of the awesome Wahaca). Again, invite me over when you decide to cook all of these. Like I always say – it’s not about greed, it’s all about the science*…

* and if you believe that, you’ll believe anything!