Thursday, 26 March 2015

Sponsored video: Flavours of home

Home cooked food, particularly meals cooked lovingly by your mum, has to be one of life's greatest pleasures.

When I was 19 I went to work abroad for two years, and one of the things I missed most was the food. More specifically, I missed my Mum's home cooking and on the few occasions I went home for holidays or Christmas the first thing I wanted to eat was Mum's Lancashire Hot Pot, or double egg and chips. Fat chips, with dippy yolks, brown sauce and sliced white bread, not the healthiest choice perhaps but it meant home to me. I dare say I could have made both meals where I lived in Germany, but there was something special about the way they tasted at home.

This video shows Carmen who works in the Arctic as a husky guide (what a amazing job!). We see Carmen talking about home and getting a bit emotional, completely unaware that Knorr have flown her mum out to cook her favourite meal for her.  It's a lovely feel-good video, and it gets extra brownie points from me for featuring the gorgeous huskies.

Of course you can recreate the flavours of your favourite meals wherever you are with the right ingredients.  A couple of years ago I followed one of Mum's recipes but the final dish didn't taste quite right until I added white pepper.  Such a simple addition, but that extra flavour made all the difference.

You can find more flavour inspiration on the Knorr website.

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Knorr, but all thoughts and words are my own.