Portly Eats | Pizza at Othersyde | Cambridge, UK

When lockdown eased and we all came out of our houses blinking in the sunlight, the first thing on most people’s minds was… Where can we go to eat!?  Where better to go in a socially distanced new normal than a bar that’s outside, you can book your own table and all orders are taken…

Portly Cooks | Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are one of the simplest things you can make, grab some beef mince a roll it into a ball right? For the sauce 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs For the meatballs 250g Beef Mince Half an…

Portly Cooks | Pide

Pide is a meaty flat bread from the street of Turkey, if you’ve never had it I think you’ll love this.  You can pick them up pretty much anywhere in Istanbul, but for now, here is one you can make at home. For the base 125g Strong Bread Flour 70ml Warm Water 1 tbsp Olive…

Portly Cooks | Pizza

Everyone loves a pizza and this is nice and easy and uses the Bread recipe that was posted before this recipe. This time I halved it and makes two roughly side plate sized pizzas. 125g Plain/Strong Bread Flour 88ml Warm Water 1/3 tsp Dried Yeast Drizzle Olive Oil For the topping ½ tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Eats | Pizzeria La Tana | Pisa, Italy

Recently I went to Pisa in Italy, yeah the one with the wonky tower, it’s an utterly beautiful city. One thing I had planned for my trip was to replicate my usual Friday night ritual from when I lived in Italy. a Capricciosa. After wandering around the city and having a couple of drinks until…

Portly Eats | Pizza | Tradizioni, Cambridge, UK

The other week I went on a pizza tasting day in Cambridge with Cambridge City Living. Our first stop was Tradizioni on Mill Road and what a first stop it was!  I’ll be honest I’ve driven by Tradizioni many times and it’s been on my list of places to eat for ages, finally I’ve been…

Portly Eats | Flammekueche | Amelie Flammekueche, Cambridge, UK

The other week I went to the rather fabulous new food offering in the Grafton Centre, Amelie Flammekueche. This French Fire bread or as I explained it to my friends Alsatian Pizza, (before having to explain its from Alsace and not made from dogs) is fabulous. It is extremely thin dough much like pizza that…

Portly Eats | Food Park Night Market | Cambridge, UK

This weekend I went to Food Park’s final Night Market of the year. I’ll be honest I made an unashamed pig of myself and I don’t care I had the best evening!   First on the list of food to be devoured was Fired Up Pizza. We made our way throught enticing smells and many…

Portly Eats | PIZZA | Charlie’s Coffee, Cambridge

You know what’s pretty frickin’ awesome? Good pizza for not a lot of money. Charlie’s Coffee on Burleigh Street in Cambridge has this. I was wandering around looking for some lunch the other day the usual options going though my head, a packet sandwich from Waitrose, a sub from Subway, some kind of noodles… Then…

Portly Eats | Hai Bin | Pescara, Italy

There is one rule and one rule only when frequenting an all you can eat buffet. That rule is to make the owners of the establishment want to check their profit margin by the time you leave.  Hai Bin sits on the Pescara seafront in Italy. Its Pan-Asian menu is really very good indeed it…