HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for
Ah the Eighties and the Nineties - a time when it was okay to make food from sweeteners, flavourings, colourings, additives, preservatives and hydrogenated this and that. Pot noodles and microwave meals ruled - we all felt so advanced and free from the kitchen. It was somehow humourous to comment that your kid was running around “crazy on E numbers”. Out went our cooking skills, our patience for washing up or food prep and our confidence around food and our health. Up rose food intolerances and the power of the supermarket offering us choice but also creating a new relationship with food, disassociating us from its real provenance. We have said it before but thank goodness for pukka Mr Oliver and the rise of the TV cooking programmes. They have helped us come full circle and got us into the good life again. The recession and increased environmental awareness has also lent a helping hand. It’s now cool to be both frugal and splash out at farmers’ markets for quality food that supports both quality producers and our health!
This is our version of the pot noodle - fill a heat proof jar with an assortment of vegetables, top quality properly fermented miso, ginger and a handful of kelp noodles. Add hot water and wait for the magic to happen. Delicious topped with a soft boiled egg.