Portly Cooks | Fakeaway Battered Sausage and Chips

Fridays for some are for takeaways, my standard order in the fish and chip shop is battered sausage and chips. I decided I would try and make it myself, when you make your own chips its mad how many you get from one humble spud. So make this for your very own fakeaway at a…

Portly Cooks | Beer Battered Lemon Sole with Asparagus Puree

Who doesn’t love fish and chips on a Friday? It’s a tradition right? Well then, this one is sure to jazz up any run of the mill Friday evening. 2 Fillets Lemon Sole (skinned) 1 cup flour + some for dredging 1 330ml can of beer 200g Asparagus Oil for frying Put the flour into…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Eats | Beef Rib | The Grain and Hop Store, Cambridge

A few weeks back I ventured to The Grain and Hop Store for dinner and couple of beers.  The Grain and Hop Store has a wide range of craft beers and regular beers on tap for you to work your way through at your leisure. Unfortunately that evening I was driving, so I was relegated…

Portly Drinks | New England IPA | Adnams

This has to be one of my favourite beers I have discovered and been shown recently. The New England IPA from Adnams is a cloudy and very citrusy beer made using the Citra Hop and a couple of others. It comes in at 6% and is VERY quaffable. It has lots of fruity flavours and…

Portly Drinks | Dry Hopped Lager | Adnams, Southwold

I don’t normally like lager, if I do drink it, it’s normally in summer and served ice cold. However, with the new craft beer scene rising steadily in the UK I’ve found Adnams Dry Hopped Lager. This golden lager has a wonderful (as the name suggests) hoppy flavour using Galaxy Hops. The beer has slight…

Portly Drinks | Adnams | Adnams Brewery, Southwold, UK

The other week I was taken on a magical mystery tour across the Suffolk countryside to the sideside town of Southwold, home of the Adnams Brewery.  I have to say from the off that this tour was one of the best I have ever been on and our guide was unbelievably knowledgeable and in my…

Portly Drinks | Prohibition Brew | Budweiser

Non-alcoholic beers seem to be on the rise, I’m always intrigued by these creations. Until now my favourite, has been Bitburger Drive.  Budweiser though have recently brought out their new Prohibition Brew. I’m a sucker for advertising and after seeing an advert for it I went and got myself one. First off I loved the…

Portly Drinks | Gamma Ray American Pale Ale | Beavertown Brewery

Gamma Ray is this week’s addition to Portly Drinks, I had it a few weeks ago in a Vegan Restaurant Stem and Glory in Cambridge. I’m already a fan of Beavertown, being a particularly partial to their ‘Neck Oil’ brew. Gamma Ray is a wonderful session beer, that as they say at Beavertown ‘You can…