I was lucky enough to be asked to join the lovely Helen from Dubai Eye to have a chat in the studio about food and pet peeves. Have a listen if you get chance! Continue reading Interview: Talking with Helen Farmer on Dubai Eye 103.8 about Pet Peeves!
I’m probably going to receive some backlash for being an absolute “fun-sponge”, but oh my word Dubai, can we cut the crap with the dry ice on everything already?! Heston Blumenthal was arguably the man that brought this into the public’s eye about 10 years ago – in his case, genuinely bringing a multi-sensory experience to a dish by dispersing the aromas of oak moss … Continue reading The EmiRANT Pt. 5 – Dry Ice.
An epidemic that seems to be sweeping the nation is an unfathomable, lackadaisical approach to diners with food allergies. Luckily for me, I have yet to find anything that I’m allergic to, but some of my best friends are allergic to seafood, my father is a coeliac (so can’t eat gluten) and I recently dined with somebody with a lactose, nut and wheat allergy. In … Continue reading The EmiRANT Pt. 4 – Food Allergies.
Woahhh there slow eaters, not so fast – I’m actually on your side for this one! So, my wife is one of the slowest eaters I’ve ever come across. I do feel slightly bad, because on the flip-side, I’m somewhat of a gannet. This causes frustration, as usually I’m finished before she has even started on her second mouthful and I have to sit round … Continue reading The EmiRANT Pt. 3 – The Handling of Slow Eaters
I take an hour for my lunch every day and usually walk to the local coffee shop for my early afternoon caffeine fix. This usually gets me through the trials and tribulations of the afternoon. On this particular day, I needed to head into the mall nearby; I’d usually walk to the end to Caribou but was a bit short on time, so I went … Continue reading The EmiRANT Pt. 2 – Milk.
There are a few things that I experience in restaurants and cafes, that really grind my gears. This is a new section where every week on a Monday morning (when I’m usually at my grumpiest), I’ll be having a good old whinge (I am a Yorkshireman after all) to attempt to get the message out to the food scene over here, to cut out some some … Continue reading The EmiRANT Pt. 1 – Poached Eggs.