Category Archives: Postcards from Veggiestan

Veggiestan Event News Flash

Nearly forgot to tell you…. We’re having another pop-up Veggiestan event, this time at No.67, the lovely cafe next to the South London Gallery. Expect you’d like to see the menu, no? We will start with warm bread, cheese and … Continue reading

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On Pine Nuttiness…

Got to love pine nuts. Their slight crunch, the creaminess, the, well, nuttiness. Such versatile little chaps: they mingle with salads, play nicely with in sweets, flirt with the bread department and excel in sandwiches. And they are such a … Continue reading

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A Peck of Pretty Peppers…

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pretty Peppers. Actually, no, I did on this occasion. Snapped this on a cheap package beano to Icmeler in Southern-ish Turkey a year or so ago. Peppers are sooo good for you. All peppers: … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #16: Afghanistan

Like any other nation, Afghanistan is about a whole lot more than you read in the papers. Traditional music features a fast and frenetic beat and is infectiously cheerful. But we couldn’t resist bringing you this little rap number. Boy-oh-boy … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Vending Veggiestan

The patience of the vegetable vendor. As a shopkeeper, I empathise. This iconic shot was taken in Cairo Bazaar by Ed Yourdon. Do send us any Veggiestan related shots that you’d like to share, whether it’s travel or food related….

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Welcome to Vegg-E-stan!

Yup – you can now download Veggiestan on to your Kindle, iPad or other new-fangled thingummybob. Being an old fashioned (quorn) sausage, I am yet to be persuaded of the virtues of digital cooking, but I can see that it … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Veggiestan, Pickled

‘Tis the time of year to be pickling and preserving stuff. So I bring you this array of posh and piquant Persian pickled veg by way of inspiration. Found this cracking shot in Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive’s … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #15: Egypt

And so to Egypt on our musical tour of Veggiestan. Which can only mean one thing: a bit of belly dancing Don’t know much about this crew except that the beat and the slapstick video are all infectiously charming. If … Continue reading

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The Veggiestani Pantry #2: Grape Pekmez (Fruit Paste)

Part of an occasional series helping you to use up those whacky Middle Eastern ingredients with which you seem to have filled your pantry‚Ķ We all do it: we buy an ingredient for the purposes of making one must-do, enticing … Continue reading

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Veggiestan News Flash

Firstly: we’ll be at the Abergavenny Food Festival this weekend. Our tutored tasting is all sold out, but you could come and heckle us when we take to the Soap Box for a bit of a rant (Saturday, around 1.20pm). … Continue reading

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