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Esters, a cafe tucked away on a sleep backstreet in East London is most famous for its ever changing seasonal menu and THAT white chocolate miso cookie. Chef and Owner, Nia Burr shares her recipe for Banana, Date & Sesame loaf. The perfect snack for morning, noon or night.
This recipe is my take on mussels provencal and is a really fun way to impress your guests in an easy way! Pete Wells wrote about it in my New York Times review so it is very dear to my heart.
We also served it all summer long at every event we have done and got rave reviews. It can be served cold or hot! Equally delicious
I often joke about death row meals when I have to interview a panel of people, because nothing shakes people out of their pretence like food…and I guess death?! Brevity of life aside, my death row meal would definitely be my mum’s Hainanese chicken rice, or at least the version I’ve adapted over many years of living away from her and requiring comfort food. I love that the world has come to embrace what South East Asians have known for a long time; that you can’t really beat that silky, aromatic combo of texture and flavour when it comes to a perfectly poached chook. The grainy rice, the pungent garlic and scallion sauce and the tender chicken makes for an all round delight…and I’m yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love it (if they didn’t I don’t think we could be friends).