Chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala want to transform the way British dishes are cooked at home. The two old friends believe Britain has some of the best produce in the world but think we are missing a trick when it comes to cooking with spices.
Tony and Cyrus visit East Sussex. In Hastings, they spice up some locally caught fish – Dover sole with lime and ginger – before taking on traditional fish and chips, making a spicy marinade for their cod fillets. In the fields of West Suffolk Cyrus and Tony extol the virtues of rapeseed oil. They then use it to cook cinnamon, ginger and red chilli chicken wings.
Hear the word Somerset and you immediately think of cider. There is nothing new about mulled cider, but how about boiling a gammon joint in it? In Cyrus’s exceptional gammon with cider and cinnamon the cider is infused with cinnamon sticks, red chilli and coriander seeds.
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