Chilaquiles (4)

A recent trip to Mexico introduced me to a much wider range of Mexican food than I had previously sampled. These fried tortilla chips with salsa and cheese are a great way to use up stale tortillas which are cut in triangles then fried or baked . They are known as totopos and frequently appeared on breakfast buffets. This recipe is for the green sauce version and I found it in ” The Road to Mexico” by Rick Stein. It would usually be served with a spoonful or two of refried beans.

Halloumi Loaf (4-6)

An easy loaf which can be served for breakfast or as a snack. You can use a mixture of pitted and roughly chopped olives and halloumi , or just olives if you prefer. The recipe is from Turkish Cypriot chef Selin Kiazim who runs Oklava restaurant in London. I found it in the Hospitality Action Book ” Chefs at Home”

Black Pudding, Bacon and Potato Hash (4)

This restorative recipe is from The Bicycle Shop in Norwich and I found it in ” The Norfolk Cook Book”. They serve it with Spinach and Poached Eggs, and recommend a Bloody or Virgin Mary on the side. In September 2023 I will be staying in Norfolk for a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to trying some of the local produce, especially the seafood.