Chicken scratchings, Turkish coffee and an ancient type of pasta – these are the must-have foodie buys you need this month
We've been scouring the new food releases and now we can honestly say that these beauties are the foodie finds we're getting excited about.
Thick, aromatic and served piping hot, Turkish coffee has taken the London coffee scene by storm. You’ll need a little coffee pot to make it at home and obviously some Turkish coffee. We love Özerlat which does two blends: 'Heritage' with its baked biscuit and bitter chocolate flavours, and 'Mozaik' with hazelnut, cranberry and tangy citrus notes.
Mix a teaspoon of coffee per person with sugar to taste in your pot, fill with water and then heat until it bubbles up. Pour unfiltered into little cups (cute!) and serve with Turkish delight. What style.
It tastes slightly more nutty than its common durum wheat counterpart and apparently contains 28% of the RDA of fibre for women (19% for men). You'll also get a few minerals from eating it such as manganese, selenium, magnesium and zinc. Looks like carbs are back.
After falling in love with the Bigham’s chicken tikka masala (honestly, it’s better than your favourite takeaway) we were flocking to try the new shepherd's and cottage pies.
Tasting as though you made it yourself (probably better in our case), stick one in the oven for 35 minutes then dig into the tender meat, tomato and red wine ragu, and creamy mash, all topped off with parmesan and cheddar cheese. Just the thing for when you really can’t be bothered.
Pork scratching lovers around the world round rejoice! Because thanks to The Chicken Brothers, chicken skin scratchings are now very much on the snacking menu. Keep a pack in your pocket during a long, nippy autumn walk or get you chops around them when you finally hit the pub, beer in hand.
Gorgeously rich, they melt in the mouth in one naughty, tasty mouthful of bliss. Just don’t think about the calories.
Tracklements, our favourite purveyor of pickles and preserves, has gone beyond its traditional mustards and chutneys to make something altogether more exciting: a fresh chilli jam.
Sweet and spicy this is just the thing to spread on an extra mature cheddar cheese sarnie, serve alongside a plump pork chop or even use as a filling in homemade jam doughnuts. Made with fistfuls of chillies, cider vinegar and garlic, there's no funny business in the ingredients either. Top stuff.