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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.

FInd ben's recipes here
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You'll find artisan ingredients from all over the world, but also the best from the makers on our doorstep here in the West Country.

Our mission is to push for sustainable diversification within the food industry and support the independent food movement. We are an alternative foodie shopping experience to the price-driven, big gun supermarkets.

We offset our carbon footprint by making deliveries in our 100% Electric ZERO EMISSION van and packing all our raw wholefood ingredients in 100% compostable wood-pulp bags with biodegradable paper labels.

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Shaved Fennel and Chickpea Salad with Pickled Lemon Dressing
Shaved Fennel and Chickpea Salad with Pickled Lemon Dressing

I keep reaching for our delicious Pickled Lemon Paste. It's intense lemon flavour provides a great lift to so many dishes whether it's a stew, sauce, dressing or marinade. This little salad is really quick and simple to prepare. The liquorice flavour of fennel is perfectly suited to carrying strong flavours...

Chinese Beef in Chilli Bean Sauce
Chinese Beef in Chilli Bean Sauce

In the middle of winter this recipe is warm and comforting. In China, this dish, which is famous in the Sichuan province, is called 'Shui zhu niu rou' - yes I'm struggling to pronounce it too, but with Chinese New Year in freezing cold, wet January, it seems like a good moment to make it. This recipe is like a beef stew with the added benefit that it all comes together in less than 10 minutes (with about 20 minutes of prep).
Short Rib Beef Ramen
Short Rib Beef Ramen

When it's cold and rainy this beef ramen recipe has magical reviving properties, it's like nestling into an enormous sheepskin rug in front of a roaring fire on the grimmest of winter days.
Char Siu Turkey Bao Buns
Char Siu Turkey Bao Buns

Making bao buns with turkey leftovers is basically the ultimate turkey sandwich. Soft fluffy steamed buns with rich glazed turkey, sriracha mayo, pickled carrot and fragrant fresh coriander, I'm hungry just thinking about it.

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