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IMG_4441 Chinese Chicken Wings in Black Bean Sauce - I am in possession of a brand new wok, purchased from the sensational Wing Yip supermarket. If you’ve never been to one of these extraordinary Chinese food emporiums, seek one … Continue reading
IMG_4141 The Stag’s Root Beer Pork Ribs with Shaved Fennel Salad - The Stag in Hampstead, NW3 is a great boozer, with great beers, great staff, great food  and the best ribs I’ve ever eaten in a pub – so I attempted to … Continue reading
IMG_4026 Smashed Cheeseburger Toastie - I thought I’d nailed the perfect burger until I read this post from the great Dan Toombes aka the Curry Guy. He’s been on a burger tour of his native … Continue reading
IMG_2954 Indian Lamb Koftas in ‘Spice Tailor’ Peanut and Tamarind Sauce (National Curry Week October 13-19) - It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’ve been inspired by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the Hindi word for ‘lick’). This recipe uses The Spice Tailor Peanut and … Continue reading

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IMG_3780 Lorraine Pascale’s Whole Tandoori Roast Chicken: National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) - It’s National Curry Week(October 13-19) so give your Sunday roast chicken a twist with this fantastically spicy and aromatic recipe from Lorraine Pascale’s new book ‘How to Be a Better … Continue reading
IMG_3194 Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Tartlets with ‘Spice Tailor’ Papaya Chutni #National Curry Week 13-17 October -   It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the … Continue reading
IMG_3943 Game on! Tandoori Grouse and Venison Curry (National Curry Week, October 13-19) -     Game on! Yes, a play on words. That’s the kind of shed this is. We toy with the language, we play with the nuance. We are a shed … Continue reading
IMG_2857 ‘Spice Tailor Mint Chutni’ Tandoori-style Chicken and Minty Coleslaw: National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) -   It’s National Curry Week from tomorrow (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes starting with these inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef … Continue reading
IMG_3724 Australian Wagyu Striploin Steak - Wagyu steak. It is, beyond doubt, beyond compare.  Such a bold statement would suggest a denigration of other breeds, but this isn’t the case.   A Longhorn, a Shorthorn, a … Continue reading
IMG_3656 Ginger Pig Roast Beef Salad with Wagamama Coriander and Chilli Dressing - Ginger Pig roast beef: the gift that keeps on giving. This week, I wrote about my experience at the Ginger Pig Butchery Class and the magnificent Cote de Boeuf joint … Continue reading
IMG_3619 ‘Ginger Pig’ Roast Beef Masterclass - If you’re a beef lover (and if you’re not, what are you doing here?), I have a few questions for you: 1. What’s the difference between a fore-rib and a … Continue reading
IMG_3325 Can you cook fillet steak from frozen? Yes…here’s how… - Have you ever thought of cooking a steak from frozen? It sounds like madness, doesn’t it? Sheer lunacy. But according to this article, the results are better than if you … Continue reading
IMG_3310 A glut of garlic? Make garlic confit - I returned from our family holiday in France recently with a string of garlic bulbs bought from an artisan market. These were young bulbs, still a bit green at the … Continue reading
IMG_3289 Miso Pork Belly - Granted, this isn’t my finest effort on the looks front. In fact, it looks positively inedible, doesn’t it? In double fact, I almost threw it in the bin because it … Continue reading
IMG_3079 Himalayan Salt-Aged Fiorentina Steak - Meat lovers are all too familiar with the benefits of dry-ageing a great piece of beef. The enzymes in the decaying process break down the connective tissue in the muscle … Continue reading
IMG_2924 Sticky Chinese Pork Spareribs - Fancy something to gnaw on this weekend? You will not find a finer grawing opportunity than these magnificent sticky Chinese pork spareribs – guaranteed. I’ve tried many recipes for ribs … Continue reading
IMG_2590 Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Chill Sauce for Pasta, Chicken or Pork - I brought back a big string of garlic bulbs from our holiday in France recently – and now I’ve got to use them! This recipe for Roasted Garlic, Tomato and … Continue reading
IMG_2643 KFC-style Chicken Nuggets - According to my wife, the search is over. This is THE best recipe for chicken nuggets she has ever tasted, and who am I to argue with she Who Pays … Continue reading
IMG_1010 Chargrilled Watermelon Salad with Sol & Mar Flavours of the Med - Rejoice! The sun has got its hat on and its happy face is beaming. And with the school summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to make heavenly food … Continue reading
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


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