Simplicity

To fully appreciate the nuances and flavours found in Thai food you need to get out of the city and into the country. Home cooked Thai food is about families, the community and special events where people come together to eat , celebrate and share.

Although most of the dishes are still bought in from the local street kitchens it is the accompanying condiments, side dishes, fresh wild vegetables and fruit that makes country food so different. Thai food is not as sleek, sophisticated and mysterious as is commonly portrayed. Rather it is loud, proud and earthy. Flavours that are robust, complimenting and contradicting each other all at the same time. A fine balance of a host of local herbs and ingredients that give the food the delicate sweet and sour tones, so distinct from other East Asian cuisines.

Outside of Thailand I have yet to find a restaurant that serves what, I consider, is a fundamental necessity when eating Thai food, that is nam phrik. More specifically nam phrik kapi, a dipping sauce which is served with crisp fresh vegetables. Alternatively the vegetables can soft boiled or pickled and there are as many versions of the same, as there are different regions.

But this is where it all starts.

Add the fresh flavours that come from the generous splash of lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal and basil. Which go hand in hand with the red and green chillies to add the sharpness. Coconut milk lending the creaminess, tamarind paste a touch of sour while palm sugar adds the sweet tones and this is where restaurants only get it half right.

 

 

Fee’s Food

One party request  that led to another, the start of what has become Fee’s Food. Being asked to do something that makes people happy.

Homemade food Rock Cornwall

A simple beginning that has grown into a coffee shop, a catering service and online oven ready meals.

Oven ready meals Rock Cornwall

Situated in Rock everything is done by hand in small batches and by people who are passionate about what they do.  Where the ready made meals are prepared with the same ingredients and care as one expects from a home run kitchen.

There are no shortcuts or compromises, just delicious, wholesome, homemade and unfussy food.

Home baked doughnuts in Rock Cornwall

Such as Alfie’s home baked doughnuts. Handmade from scratch with a choice of vanilla custard, chocolate and raspberry jam or the Smoked Haddock Rarebit that is a firm favourite in the shop. Perfect quick lunch, light mid week supper or if spread on small pieces of toast, an incredibly moreish canapé.

Home cooked meals in Cornwall the south of England