Langholm Chilli Club arrives with a splash in 2018! Just down the road from Ooft! a group of locals in the small pretty Borders town of Langholm got together and started a club. Now we are in Scotland the land of the golfer, the hunter, and the walker, but they chose to grow, compare, and […]
Making Ooft! When we make Ooft! part of the process is checking each individual pepper for quality. So in the picture above carefully hand washed peppers are being checked, topped, and chopped ready for “long term aging”. The centre of the image shows the tops, sometimes they pull off but often have to be […]
In a report on the BBC in April a man ate a Carolina Reaper pepper and ended up in hospital with a massive migraine. Doctors seem to think the pepper constricted the blood to his brain. LINK to story on BBC. How did we get here? Well starting with Tabasco people have loved hot sauce […]
Our new recipe card only available online is a wonderful rich oxtail stew served with red beans and rice. This is a traditional Caribbean favourite. If you buy larger oxtails then one per person will be plenty with the flavoursome red beans stew.
Heat in hot peppers, where does it come from and why? I have just been reading a very erudite report at Harvard University about the origin of heat in peppers. It amazed me that all the pepper lovers in the world only got what they love, by a tiny change that a primitive early ancestor […]
Like most “what is the best” questions there is a different answer for different needs so essentially you are asking what is the best hot sauce for me to use with my X, where x can be a hot dog to a quesadilla. The answer therefor can vary enormously. If I ask on Google what […]
Pelau Pelau is a big favourite in Trinidad. Go to a local beach on a weekend and see all the families, kids in the water, parents set up with big pots of pelau for lunch. Pelau can be made with chicken, pork or beef. Essentially its a one pot meal derived from Indian sources […]
Great review of Ooft! from the famous and impartial Clifton Chilli Club. REVIEW LINK LINK TO CLUB WEBSITE Watch the faces as they taste our hot sauce. Note that they say they would buy this sauce, an acid test for reviews. These guys are brave see how much Ooft! they use.
The Jamaicans have created a lovely tasty breakfast with this dish. Ackee is a fruit from a large tree and is poisonous if eaten unripe. So its best to buy tinned ackee available from most supermarkets that carry international foods. They are expensive around £4.50 a tin but the consistency and taste cannot be duplicated. […]
Vegetarian Lentil Chilli Food Bloggers have changed the face of the worlds home cooking. Unlike professional chefs the food blogger is some one you can relate to, has a family, works hard and the recipes are the sort of thing anyone can try at home. One of the best known food bloggers in Britain […]