Nisha Katona’s mission in life is to dispel the mystery that shrouds cooking with Indian spices. She engages her audience with joy and spontaneity while teaching us the chemistry of cooking with unique authority. Nisha believes that the biggest gift she can give her friends is to teach them how to cook the food they …
Category Archive: Interviews
How did La Rock get its name?
The name ‘La Rock’ comes steeped in local history. The area that many locals will know as ‘The Roach’ is actually a little lost in translation, having been bastardised from the French for the rock, ‘la Roche’. This name came about from the Napoleonic War, when the British …
The Nottingham Beer Festival offered an opportunity to catch up with our favorite local breweries. I asked them to reflect on their recent successes and their plans for the future. Blue Monkey – A small brewery with big ambitions The Blue Monkey pitch was thronged but I managed to get a few words with John …
Manoj Kumar talks about what’s special about the Lanterns approach to food
Read my review of the Lanterns. Well, the nice people at Nottingham’s new “all India” restaurant have been awfully busy. Even so, they’ve managed to find some time to answer my questions about their lovely restaurant and delicious food. While Mahesh Pillai …
I interviewed Claire Johnson, the manager of The Hand and Heart, for her views on what’s caused the upsurge of interest in the Real Ale scene at Canning Circus and to find out what makes the Hand and Heart special. Dave: What do you see as the contributing factors to the growth in popularity of …