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Ben Tollworthy - Somerset Foodie

I've sourced authentic foodie ingredients from all over the world for twenty years and worked with professional chefs to recreate iconic global street food dishes.

Through Somerset Foodie you can buy authentic ingredients and follow my inspiring recipes. You can also book into my informal Foodie Workshops near Bath & Frome.

I'm on a mission to transform the meals you create at home, bringing the best of the global street food scene to your family table and taking you on a new foodie adventure every day.

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Somerset Foodie Bucatini alla Amatriciana Recipe
Bucatini all'Amatriciana

Providing a recipe for one of the classic Roman pasta dishes is always fraught with danger...a) because I don't come from Rome and b) I remember cooking for my wife's Great Aunt, who lived in Naples and was always quick to point out when I'd got something wrong! I love the simplicity of this dish and I want to share it, so here goes...

Japanese Gyudon - Beef Rice Bowl
Japanese Gyudon - Beef Rice Bowl

The essence of the dish is extremely thinly sliced strips of beef that are simmered in a flavourful broth, served over rice and topped with pickled ginger, spring onions, shichimi togarashi and often a soft cooked egg. It's utterly delicious and super simple to make.The bonus is that once sliced, a single 8oz steak is enough for two people.
Japanese Udon Noodle Soup
Japanese Udon Noodle Soup

The whole idea of this udon noodle soup recipe is simplicity - thick noodles in an umami rich broth that's comforting, delicious and surprisingly filling. In fact the eggs and mange tout that I've used here are optional extras. In it's simplest form, this dish can come together in the time it takes to boil a kettle. It's made super easy by using the wonderful Hamadaya ingredients. They are made in the Southern area of Japan, close the Islands largest volcano called Mount Aso.
Malay Chicken Curry
Malay Chicken Curry

Malaysia is a melting pot of Asian cuisines and their famous chicken curry - Kari Ayam - has a strong Indian influence, but with the addition of lemongrass and coconut milk you get a unique fragrant curry vibe.

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