Formerly consigned to a slow death in the realm of pre-packaged microwave meals for students and small children the humble macaroni cheese appears to be experiencing a renaissance. With the rise in popularity of American style burger joints and takeaways; sides such as “mac n cheese” have piggy backed their way into the modern culinary … More Spicy mac n cheese with roast chicken thighs
When it comes to a Sunday roast there is always a difficult decision to be made; which meat do you go for? Each has its benefits but also it’s pitfalls; especially when ordering in a pub or restaurant for the first time. Arguably one of the most risky choices is the pork belly. Done right … More Slow roast pork belly with skin on roast potatoes and veg
On the evening of the 21st September I attended the launch of British Food Fortnight hosted on the picturesque grounds of the Rathfinny wine estate in Alfriston, East Sussex. Established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver, the Rathfinny estate is situated in the beautiful Cuckmere Valley. Once complete they will have planted around 460 … More Event: The South Downs launch of British Food Fortnight
The inspiration for this recipe came from one of the first cookbooks I owned. When I became interested in cooking my Mum bought me a signed copy of Nigel Slater’s “Real Cooking” which really helped me in those early years. This is a fantastic book and Nigel’s style of cooking and clear love of food … More Pancetta, mushroom and Dolcelatte Risotto
Morning, I suppose that greeting is dependent on where you are and what time you are reading this, for this point in time and space it is accurate so I am sticking with it. Some regular readers may remember this recipe I wrote about a few weeks back. Well not only did I write about … More Video: How to make lamb cutlets with three bean stew
Nothing says Sunday comfort food quite like fish pie. In our house this is also referred to as “fish with mash on top”. Despite the accuracy of this description this is a means of ridicule rather than a nickname. Yolanda’s Mum, Elaine, once referred to fish pie in this way and has never lived it … More Fish Pie with Creamed leeks and Pancetta
So let us assume that you read my earlier meatball post and, having enjoyed it, made some of your own. You have now eaten this two days running and find yourself with a large number of leftover meatballs and you are not in the mood for pasta. Well I know how you feel as I … More Meatballs the return – and this time they’re baked.