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A Swedish Midsummer Feast

I was recently invited to a Swedish Midsummer Feast by the folks at Scan Meatballs. The Midsummer feast was held at Aveqia, a cookery school that I know well! I had the chance to learn some Swedish Midsummer recipes.  Swedish food blogger Steffi Knowles Dellner was our host for the afternoon and she even taught us a traditional Swedish song, well she sang a song and we listened.

Along with a group of other fabulous foodies we made a traditional midsommarbuffé or Midsummer-buffet which included Scan Authentic Swedish Meatballs with lingonberry sauce, a traditional smorgasbord with pickled herrings, as well as a Swedish Midsummer cake. Since I don’t eat pork (the only meat I don’t eat…funny as I’ve even eaten reindeer whilst in Stockholm), I wasn’t able to sample the meatballs however I still enjoyed the other dishes that were part of the feast.

Swedish Feast

Swedish Feast


Preparing our Apple and Herring Starter


Potato gratin

Botanical Baker, Urvashi Roe was on my “foodie team” and we made a chickpea & sun dried tomato dip , a beetroot with horseradish dip and an apple and herring starter which was not only gorgeous to look at but delicious to taste.




Dips, Dips and more dips


Beautifully presented Apple and Herring Starter


The Meatballs that I never tasted…


This potato gratin was DELICIOUS. No words…just a picture!


A glimpse of the quiche


Swedish beer

Swedish Cake

Swedish Sponge Cake

We were also treated to some flowers garland making on courtesy of Botanic Events.

Flowers for the garlands

Flowers for the garlands

I had a great afternoon, not only was I able to try a range of food that I wouldn’t normally have tasted in the past but I met some really lovely people in the process.  I have also been inspired to try a new style of dining experience over the summertime with friends. Fun Foodie times!

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A Visual Taste of The Malaysian Kitchen

I absolutely loved my trip to Malaysia in 2011, it is a beautiful country and the food made the experience even more amazing!

I went along to the Malaysian Kitchen event taking place in London’s Southbank district on May 2 and it was pretty fantastic. If you haven’t had the chance to taste Malaysian cuisine yet you are missing out on some great culinary experiences. The cuisine is made up of a variety of Asian influences from curries to stir fries and there is something to suit everyone.

Here are some visual delights for you to feast your eyes on:

Malaysian Snacks

Malaysian Snacks

Savoury snacks

Savoury snacks

coconut chunk snack

Coconut chunk snack by DeliCoco

Chef Norman Musa - Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador

Chef Norman Musa – Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador


Satay Station!



Up close and personal with the Satay


Fresh ingredients


Stir fry dishes




Street food


Prawn fritters

Kon Lou Mee


Stir Fry in action!

It really was a fantastic day filled with fun and food. Have you tried Malaysian food before? What are your favourite dishes if so? If not make sure you find a restaurant  near you via The Malaysian Kitchen Facebook page –