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Cyrus Todiwala and his restaurant’s best specialities

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Cyrus Todiwala MBE (‘A chef of genius’ — HARPERS) is Executive Chef and co-owner – with Mrs Todiwala – of the award-winning restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, in the City of London. He has cooked for prime ministers, presidents and royalty and appears regularly on radio and television.

Foodies rejoice! In response to overwhelming demand from customers at Café Spice Namaste, we have launched the Mr Todiwala collection of splendid spicy pickles and chutneys. All are made on the premises of Cafe Spice Namaste using the finest, freshest ingredients. Where possible he celebrates the very best of British produce including Cheltenham beetroot, sweet Russet apples and organic Estate Venison. Flavours include: Kerala Beef pickle, Grundon’s Apple & Mango Chutney, Hot and Spicy Prawn Pickle and Hot Tomato and Garlic Chutney. Delicious with Indian food…or with your favourite roasts, cold meats, pies and salads. Better still, give your daily sandwich a mouth-watering makeover. But be warned – one taste and you’ll be addicted!

Café Spice Namaste is a firm favourite with both critics and customers alike. And it’s easy to see why with a sophisticated menu offering a range of Parsee and Indo-European dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad and Kashmir, using the best seasonal produce sourced from Britain wherever possible.

Cyrus’ food is ‘quite simply divine’, a fact acknowledged by TIME OUT, who’ve said, ‘If there is a God, the canteen in Heaven will be run by Cyrus Todiwala.’

All of our excellent pickles and chutneys are hand made in our restaurant kitchen, not a factory. They contain no preservative except citric acid crystals, and they possess certain qualities that may be lacking in more mass-produced products. Besides being mostly seasonal, our products also depend largely on local produce and some exotic meats such as venison, wild boar, game, prawns, fish and other products which we find are good for pickling.

Welcome to Mr Todiwala’s splendid spicy pickles and chutnies – designed to make your taste buds tingle!

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Springtime butternut squash pie (in the park!)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It is finally springtime and all we want to do is go outside and enjoy a picnic in the park.

But foodies are foodies no matter what.

When it comes to picnics, they like to share something special with their friends.

This weekend we were invited to a lovely Dinner Club ( www.DinnerClub.tk ) and we had the occasion to try a springtime delight made of butternut squash and lovely organic cheese.

It is a perfect idea for a picnic. Easy, tasty, refreshing, it goes perfectly with a glass of Prosecco and apple juice.

If you like the look of it and want to prepare it, here is the recipe:

Ingredients

Pastry:

White flower

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A pinch of salt

Filling:

A sweet butternut squash (1.5 kg)

3 white onions

3 yellow potatoes

3 eggs

A generous slice of Organic cheese (300g)

Seriously Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A pinch of salt

Method:

It is better to start with the pastry, which needs to be beautifully smooth and requires a bit of work. Once you have shaped your pastry with your rolling pin, you will only need to put together the filling.

The filling is a simple mix of onions (fried in a pan for 10 minutes), potatoes and butternuts squash (diced and boiled for 10 minutes), fresh eggs and organic cheese (grated).

Wrap the tasty filling in the pastry and sprinkle with perfumed olive oil.

Just 35 minutes in the oven and you can serve a delicious pie.

Prepare your picnic bag and enjoy a spring day as we did.

Food is great, life is beautiful!

The FoodAdo Team