I met Tutu about two years ago after an introduction from a mutual acquaintance, Tutu has been running her restaurant from RISC in reading for about ten years and was interested in launching some of her products for retail customers.

After meeting up with Tutu and trying a range of her dishes I loved the Hot Sauce and Lentil dish and suggested these should be the first two products to be launched.

The lentil dish is a complete meal in itself and one could almost convert to being vegetarian on this dish alone, it's so beautifully spiced with a warming chilli heat complemented with citrus undertones. I adore this dish so much, the 300g pouch is a perfect meal for one person or will feed two alongside some extras.

The hot sauce is not in anyway insanely hot but has a richness of flavour, I've enjoyed this sauce as a marinade for chicken and steak. See my recipe section for more ideas.

Tutu's products are available to buy from the RISC, World shop restaurant and bar along with a range of independent retailers around the Reading area. Of course if you're outside Reading you can purchase either product from my online shop hosted by BigBarn.co.uk.

Many thanks for reading this article.

Ben & Jacob's of Oxford