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  • IMG_8785 Suckling Pig Vindaloo - I recently had the most astonishing Suckling Pig Vindaloo at a restaurant called Gymkhana in London’s West End.  It was nothing like the mouth-singeing vindaloos of my youth: this had … Continue reading
IMG_7911 ‘Brixton Village’ Moo Ping with Roasted Chilli Sauce - This blog has never pretended to be ahead of the trend, but I do now this for a fact: street food is where it’s at right now. Why pay over … Continue reading
IMG_8972 Review: ‘Ragu’ Creamy Tomato and Bacon Sauce for Pasta Bake - It feels like an admission of defeat to say that I have found these Easter holidays incredibly challenging. My three kids are growing and growing – and their appetites are … Continue reading
IMG_8888 Low-Roast Fillet Steak with Bearnaise Sauce - When you’re dealing with a piece of piece as magnificent and as thick as this, what’s required is some clever cooking. The perfect result is to achieve a caramelised, almost … Continue reading
IMG_8649 Lurpak Food Adventures: T-Bone Steak with Tarragon, Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Butter - This is the third recipe I’ve developed using Lurpak’s Clarified Butter from its new Cook’s Range. Last week I made Indian-Spiced King Scallops, then Potted King Prawns. They were delicious, … Continue reading

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IMG_8583 Lurpak Food Adventures: Potted King Prawns with Pink Peppercorns and Tarragon - Here is my second endeavour for the new Lurpak Cook’s Range Food Adventures challenge: a meatier version of potted shrimps: chunky King Prawns potted in fragrant spicy Lurpak Clarified Butter. … Continue reading
IMG_8478 35-Day Aged Cote De Boeuf Cooked Sous Vide - Nothing in the world makes me happier than when my wife’s happy. And that saying about ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ equally applies to my … Continue reading
scallops.jpg Indian-Spiced King Scallops in Lurpak Clarified Butter #FoodAdventures - I’ve been a fan of Lurpak butter (slightly salted, for me) since long before the adverts featuring Douglas, the little trombone player, made us smile with his attempts to steal … Continue reading
IMG_8223 Cheesy Chicken Baked Enchiladas - Transform a couple of chicken breast, a couple of peppers, half an onion, a lump of Cheddar, a few tortilla wraps and a packet of Mexican spice mix into this … Continue reading
IMG_8187 Chorizo and Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce - This was a triumph – not my words, but my wife’s – both as a midweek meal and for my wife’s lunch the next day (using the leftovers). In fact, … Continue reading
IMG_7965 Heston Blumenthal’s Slow Roast 42-Day Aged Lincoln Red Beef - I was walking past a butcher’s window the other day when I saw the most magnificent display of purple, almost black, aged foreribs of beef hanging in the window. At … Continue reading
IMG_7875 Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms - It’s hard to improve on perfection. Actually, it’s impossible, or it wouldn’t be perfect. So what I give you here is a different kind of perfection: the burger is the … Continue reading
Lamb2.jpg Parmesan-crusted Lamb Medallions with Feta Salad - This is a beautiful light and tasty dish with a great marriage of textures: moist, juiciness from the lamb; crunchiness from the coating; crispness from the salad; creaminess from the … Continue reading
IMG_7781 Fillet Steak with Wasabi Butter and Triple-Cooked Chips - Friday night is Steak Night in Housedad Towers. It might sound boring to do the same thing every week, but when one reaches a certain age, routine keeps you sane. … Continue reading
IMG_7542 Indian Restaurant-Style Butter Chicken - Saturday Kitchen. One of life’s great joys, one of existence’s simple pleasures, one of the reasons I don’t take my kids to the park on Saturday mornings, and thus one … Continue reading
IMG_7729 Iberico Pork Presa Steaks with Paprika Cream Sauce - Don’t let your eyes deceive you: this magnificent cut of marbled meat isn’t beef – but pork. Yes, that animal you normally associate with pinkiness.   But this is no … Continue reading
IMG_7644 60-Day Aged Rump of Dexter Beef - This is a truly magnificent hunk of beef. So hunky, in fact, it could have its own female fan club. The breed: Dexter. The cut: Rump.   The age: 60 … Continue reading
IMG_7674 Baked Portobello Mushrooms with ‘Barber’s’ Cheddar & Onion Stuffing - As a cheese fiend, I’ve been keen to get my hands on some Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar ever since in won last year’s gold medal at the World Cheese … Continue reading
IMG_7619 Deep-Fried Piri Piri Chicken Wings with Dolcelatte Dip - If there is anything more more-ish than chicken wings, I am yet to meet it. In this Piri Piri recipe, I’ve slow-cooked them in stock, milk and spices for a … Continue reading
IMG_7587 Time To Die: The Best Burger Ever….’Turner & George’ Dexter Beef with New York Steak Rub and Aged Blue-Vein Cheddar - When I texted a couple of these photos to my foodie friend Danny, he had two words, and both were in block capitals: ‘JESUS CHRIST!’ And he’s not even religious. … Continue reading
IMG_7436 Slow Cooked Lamb Breast with Chorizo Stove Top Potatoes - Lamb breast is an amazingly cheap cut, dead easy to cook, with an intense ‘lamby’ taste (well, it is lamb, after all!). A 500g piece, rolled and tied, is enough … Continue reading


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