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.

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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Black Pepper Beef Recipe with noodles - Woh Hup - Ping Coombes Somerset Foodie
Chinese Black Pepper Beef Noodles

Black pepper beef is one of those enduring dishes that's on every Chinese takeaway menu. This dish is super easy and really quick to bring together at home with just a few ingredients. Beef and black pepper are bold flavours and the combination will make your mouth water and your taste buds tingle.
Karaage - Japanese Fried Chicken with Sweet Miso and Sesame Slaw
Karaage - Japanese Fried Chicken with Sweet Miso and Sesame Slaw

Fried chicken is one of the true joys in life, it's heralded in many parts of the world and done differently wherever you go. The Japanese version is known as Chicken Karaage and it's absolutely delicious, particularly when dunked in some rich Kewpie mayonnaise, spiked with Japanese seven spice. I've served my Karaage with a simple slaw that I dressed with a really great sweet miso and sesame dressing and some plain rice.
Spanish Chickpea Stew with Fino Sherry and Roasted Peppers
Spanish Chickpea Stew with Fino Sherry and Roasted Peppers

If you've ever thought vegetarian food is slightly dull, hold on to your hats... this simple one-pot dish based on the humble chickpea absolutely packs in the flavour. The soft creamy chickpeas are cooked in a richly flavoured tomato sauce with a good splash of Fino sherry, dried chilli and smoked paprika. The dish is finished with roasted peppers, creamy aioli made with olive oil, a scattering of fresh parsley and a chunk of grilled sourdough.
Spanish Fish Stew with Cod and Mussels Recipe
Spanish Fish Stew with Cod and Mussels Recipe

There is something quite magical about a good fish stew, it packs in so much flavour, yet is still fresh, light and healthy. A great fish stew doesn't need to be complicated - if you can get hold of some fresh white fish and a few mussels or clams, foodie greatness awaits with just a few key store cupboard ingredients and about 45 minutes of your time.

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