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Springbok Fillet wrapped in Parma Ham with Port & Cranberry Sauce - Springbok fillet has to be the most tender cut of meat I’ve ever tasted. It has the texture of pate and the taste of a mild venison. Utterly delicious. For such a lean meat, I was expecting it to be … Continue reading
Cherry Blossom tree at my sons’ school. How beautiful is this? - OK, it’s not food, but it’s just as tasty to the eye. This magnificent cherry blossom tree is in the garden at my sons’ primary school. It was rather windy last night – and the effect is spectacular.
How to get 2-for-1 tickets to Thorpe Park – the nation’s Thrill Capital (according to my 11-year-old) - Theme parks don’t do it for me. I’m a wuss, see. Prone to dizziness and screaming. Not a good look for a man approaching his 50th year. The last time I took my kids on an ‘adventure park’ ride was … Continue reading
Posh Chicken, Chips, Mushy Peas and Chip Shop-Style Curry Sauce - Whenever I go to visit my dad in Manchester, I always make a point of going to the local chip shop. It has fantastic memories for me because when me and my three younger brothers were little boys, the Big … Continue reading
Monica Galetti’s Organic Roast Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Lemon - All home cooks know that it’s sometimes hard to find inspiration for mealtimes, so when I was sent a selection of recipes by superchef and Masterchef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti (she’s the scary one) to promote Organic. Naturally … Continue reading
Should you eat that bacon? - Are you having a dilemma about eating that bacon butty this morning? Hesitate no more. • Thank you to my dear friend Sian for sending this to me. A true warrior.
Hare Fillet Pappardelle with Slow Cooked Mushroom Sauce - The flavour of hare fillet is intensely deep and gamey, with a texture that’s a cross between liver and venison. It requires minimal cooking or it becomes as tough as a soldier’s boot, so to make this magnificently rich and … Continue reading
Review: Is chocolate-infused cheese a revelation or just revolting? - Is there such a thing as the Best of Both Worlds? You know the kind of thing: getting a massage while you’re watching the football; having a pint while your wife takes the kids shopping; pouring some cashews into your … Continue reading
Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder with Fennel and Star Anise - This astonishingly tasty slow cooked pork shoulder is stuffed with fennel seeds, star anise, lemon and chilli. It is superb for Sunday lunch, but also delicious cold the next day in sandwiches. It’s also very easy to make. If you … Continue reading
Sous Vide Beef Fillet with Pappardelle and Porcini Mushroom Cream Sauce - I find that when you only pan-fry an especially chunky piece of meat – such as this fillet of beef – the temperature at the centre of the meat is stone cold, while the exterior is perfect. This is where Sous … Continue reading
Review: Food Glorious Food winner’s Fragrant White Chicken Korma - The last time I had a ready-meal was a couple of years ago. A curry, I seem to remember. With a couple of bits of dried chicken, floating like islets in an ocean of vinegary sauce. Horrific. So when … Continue reading
Exotic Meats’ Taste Challenge: Wildebeest Fillet Steak Salad with Four-Spiced Chilli Oil - To give you an idea of how tasty this Wildebeest Fillet Steak was, I asked my wife halfway through our meal what she thought of the meat. “Delicious,” she said. “Is it rump or fillet? It’s got the texture of … Continue reading