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IMG_0841 Review: Ales By Mail and Why Beer is So Good for You! -   Beer is good for you. That’s not just me trying to convince myself that my bottle of real ale a day habit isn’t damaging my health, but the view … Continue reading
IMG_0800 Review: Flat Iron Steakhouse, Denmark Street, Soho, London, W1 -   My kids, aged 12, 9 and 6, love nothing better than a Flat Iron Steak. Yes, they are spoilt. But, yes, I love them enough to give them the … Continue reading
IMG_0639 Pistachio Crusted Chicken - Pistachio nuts are healthy. And not just because you work up a sweat cracking them and peeling them before launching then into your mouth. They are full of loads of … Continue reading
IMG_0594 Roast Chicken, Beansprouts, Mango and Watermelon Salad with Wagamama Salad Dressing - Because I live in a cave on the Moon, Wagamama has never been on my radar. Aside from that, sharing tables with complete strangers ain’t my thing. But when you’ve … Continue reading

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IMG_0481 Review: Aldi Wagyu Sirloin Steak, £6.99 - When I read in a newspaper that Aldi was selling Wagyu beef for just £6.99 for an 8oz steak, I fell off my chair. This just couldn’t be true, could … Continue reading
Man v BBQ: Greg Wallace and Jon Culshaw team up to beat Prostate Cancer in hilarious spoof wildlife video - Being a man of a certain age, I know stuff like getting checked for prostate cancer is important (even though I’ll never actually do anything about it, you know, being … Continue reading
IMG_0229 Boucherie Roulière, Paris: Where the steak is so blue it moos! -   @recipeshed How would you like your steaks cooked? Oh, just knock its horns off, wipe its nasty ass, and chunk it right here on this plate. — John Clayton … Continue reading
IMG_0264 Paris-inspired Crispy Skin Roast Chicken with Fries and Dressed Lettuce - My wife took me to Paris for a birth treat recently and we headed for the highly recommended Le Coq Rico – a sensational chicken restaurant in Montmartre. It uses … Continue reading
IMG_0297 Cheesy Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Linguine - These meatballs are brilliant for all the family. In fact, I got my two sons, aged nine and six, to make the meatballs while I got on with making the … Continue reading
IMG_9849 Review: Charlie Bigham’s new posh Indian ready meals - Nothing on God’s earth, in my humble opinion, beats a homemade curry made from scratch. The chopping, the grinding, the seasoning, the tempering, the sheer effort that equates to love … Continue reading
IMG_9790 Brazilian Rump Steak Kebabs - You may have noticed that the World Cup 2014 will soon be upon us. And thus, hours of TV is being dedicated to that faraway land with its exotic climes, … Continue reading
IMG_9698 ‘Spice Drops’ Chicken Masala with Chick Peas and Rocket - Are Spice Drops the next revolution in Indian cooking? Sorry, what’s that you say? What are Spice Drops? Yes, good question. I’d never heard of them either until contacted by … Continue reading
IMG_9611 Grilled Chicken Thighs with Danny’s Satay Sauce - Oh the joy of somebody who really understands flavour doing all the work for you so you can have a night off. That’s what I’ve got here: this fantastically nutty, … Continue reading
IMG_9514 Rapeseed Chilli Oil Chicken with Rapeseed Mayo Potato Salad -   Being an altruistic sort, little gives me more pleasure than to plug the wares of small producers – but only if those products cut muster. There’s no point posting … Continue reading
IMG_9396 Italian Chicken Traybake - This delicious midweek meal is so simple I might get sued under the Trade Descriptions Act for calling it a recipe. All you need is pack of bone-in, skin-on chicken … Continue reading
IMG_9319 Vietnam Pho Bo (Spicy Beef and Noodle Soup) - Time and effort-wise, Vietnam Pho Bo is not for the faint-hearted. It involves several processes and a lot of ingredients, but the results are well worthwhile: spicy and fragrant from … Continue reading
IMG_9256 Donna Hay’s Peri Peri Chicken with Green Chilli Dressing - Butterflying a chicken allows it to cook faster and more evenly. You can either use this method to cook a whole chicken, or two halves, or four quarters. The choice … Continue reading
IMG_9160 Chicken, Chorizo and Roast Tomato Risotto - The key to a good risotto is to watch it like a hawk and keep adding stock until the rice is to your desired texture. Although this takes a little … Continue reading
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


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