The Gastronomic Gorman
Fiesta Del Asado
Asado De Tira

Fiesta, as most people will know means party. Asado is a term in Argentina which refers to the social event of having a barbecue. So Fiesta del Asado in Edgbaston literally means barbecue party. It’s the first of its kind in Birmingham, and is growing in popularity, drawing discerning diners out of the city centre and along the Hagley Road into Edgbaston where the Argentine sun is always shining.

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Grand Designs Live

If you’re a foodie like me, then the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Whether it’s kitchen gadgets or just great produce that gets you excited, if you’re in need of some kitchen inspiration, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to Grand Designs Live at the NEC next week thanks to my mates at Chung Ying Central.

Chung Ying owner James Wong will be taking part in the Live Kitchen…

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Yipsy Macarons

The Macaron. A French, pastel coloured, Italian meringue based beauty, not to be confused with the somewhat less sophisticated coconut Macaroon. Macarons have become a bit of a ‘thing’ recently with their Saintly gluten free status, and frankly, I’m more than happy to jump on the bandwagon when it’s full of these, gluten free or not!

I heard of Yipsy Macaronsthrough the lovely Alev over at Bella…

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Birmingham Independent Food Festival

Birmingham Independent Food Festival

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Birmingham is a city that has its own personality. It does its own thing, doesn’t conform to what other people expect it to be, and likes to stand on its own two feet.

In the food scene, it’s no different, and as people have begun to fly the flag for Birmingham’s independent restaurants, bars and producers, last week saw the region’s first Independent Food Fairtake place in association with my…

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Sushi Passion

In my experience, good Sushi is hard to come by, especially when you live in a city which is as far away from the sea as it can get!

There is, however, a place in Birmingham famed for the quality of its fish. Sushi Passionstarted in the Bullring Markets, using the fresh fish around it to create traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi, as well as fusion style sushi like California rolls. Recently…

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Grill LaTour

Hotel La Tour is somewhere I have admired from afar for a while. It’s iconic design protruding proudly from the skyline, perched on the edge of the shoppers paradise of the Bullring and the arty, creative quarter in Digbeth. I’d never thought of it as a place to eat or go for drinks though. The fine dining badge always made it feel somewhat out of reach, so when I was invited to sample the new…

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Slow Cooker Sunday

Before I set off for uni, my nan gave me, among other things, a slow cooker cookbook. ‘You really ought to get one darling’ she said to me, but she will also tell you that I was a defiant teenager and I dismissed her advice to invest a mere £20 on an old fashioned crock pot and instead invested it on the usual student activities.

Safe to say I spent my Uni years penniless, surviving mainly on…

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An Evening of Spice and Discovery at Itihaas Restaurant

An Evening of Spice and Discovery at Itihaas Restaurant

Indian food has long been a passion of mine, from home cooked curries to the table naans of the Balti Triangle, so when I was invited along to a bloggers evening at Itihaas Restaurant I couldn’t say no!

Nestled on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, Itihaas isn’t in a place where I’d usually head to for Indian food, but as soon as you walk in you can feel the authenticity. The decor is stunning,…

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Pure Heaven
Scotch Egg

After a very busy few weekends spent packing boxes, moving house, and then unpacking said boxes, I haven’t been out much. Last weekend was the first one in weeks where I could relax, so a well deserved beer was on the cards.

I was first introduced to Purity ales at last year’s Birmingham Independent Food Fair, and I’ve had my eye on Pure Bar & Kitchensince it opened, so I headed over there to…

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A French Kiss: Edmunds Restaurant

A French Kiss: Edmunds Restaurant

If there is one person in my life who knows the best gifts to buy me, it has to be my aunt. My birthday gift from her and my uncle this year was a meal for two at Edmunds French fine dining restaurant in Brindleyplace. I think it’s fair to say I was thrilled with this, and I felt much the same about the meal itself.

I arrived with the other half for a late lunch, the restaurant was quiet so the…

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