Pasta. A dish I normally avoid when eating out. Not because the options don’t look tasty, but solely because I think I could probably make that dish, or something similar, at home. I know what you’re thinking, look at that cooking ego, but I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. Pasta from a street food stand/van, is usually bottom of my list too – unless it’s quirky and new (i.e. stirred inside a huge cheese). Ok and Mac’n’cheese I count separately as you can’t really compare that to other pasta dishes, it’s my ultimate weakness. I always think that pasta from somewhere like a street food stand would be made in bigger batches, have been cooking for God knows how long,…

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Hummus is such a versatile ingredient yet most people just use it to dip their bread, carrot sticks and cucumber fingers in. It’s thick, slightly creamy texture and rich flavour is perfect with all manner of toppings that we don’t even think about – yes not just olive oil and a shake of spice. But as I found out recently, Hummus Lina, almost certainly has thought about this. Hummus Lina is a food stall in Camden Stables Market. Nestled amongst several others, including a falafel stall and an Oliver’s Fish and Chips, competition seems quite strong in the street food arena, however, with middle eastern influences cropping up more and more, and interest not appearing to be going anywhere (how can you say no to…

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