Monthly Archives: February 2015

Roast Satay Chicken with Sour Chilli Jam

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A Saturday night salad to die for, inspired by the great god Tom Kerridge. Such an amazing chef that I named my son after him: Kerridge Kendrick. Has a certain ring … Continue reading

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Smoked Iberico Pork with Puy Lentils and Feta Cheese

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Look at this pork steak, carved  into 1cm-thick tranches to exposes a perfectly cooked interior. A PINK interior! Yes, that’s right – pork cooked pink. Medium-rare, to be precise. What … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Arrabiata

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Arrabiata means ‘angry’ in Italian, because it’s so darned hot (as in, ‘Phew, I’ve been out in the sun too long and this sun burn is making me arrabiata.’ Perhaps … Continue reading

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Butcher’s Masterclass: How to cut your own Flat Iron Steaks

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  The feather blade is a wondrous piece of meat in terms of flavour – but you need a lot of time on your hands to cook it. Cut from between … Continue reading

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Roast Coquelet with Fig and Cranberry Stuffing

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Have you tried a coquelet? Quite possibly. It’s simply another term for ‘poussin’ – or young chicken to ordinary folks like us.  They’re widely available but I sourced these from … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Poached Egg and Smoked Bacon Carbonara

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Purists will tell you that the only way to cook an authentic Roman carbonara is with bacon and eggs. But I’ve never been a purist: it strikes me as telling … Continue reading

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Have you tried the GBK St. Morish Burger?

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In the ongoing quest for Burger Perfection I was asked by the good people of Gourmet Burger Kitchen to try their new St.Morish Burger aka ‘Apres Ski in a Bun’.  … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Sticky Chinese Ribs

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This cooking method – courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food cookbook – is simply the best way of cooking ribs I’ve ever come across: time after time  the results are … Continue reading

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Smoked Crispy Chicken and Watermelon Salad

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This is a very impressive dinner party starter: light and refreshing, smoky and sweet. I got a smoker for my birthday so I’m like a kid in the toy shop … Continue reading

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Iberico Pork Rack with Smoked Paprika

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It is wrong to cry over spilt milk. This much we know. We were taught this as children and now hardy any of us drink milk as a result. But … Continue reading

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Breasts

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I am so privileged – and undeserving – to have the wife I have. Men of a certain age tend to get socks or hankies for their birthdays, but I … Continue reading

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Bourbon Smoked Chicken Wings with ‘The Stag’ Hot Sauce

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The ‘Blue Cheese Chicken Wings’ at The Stag public house in London NW3 are so addictive they should come with a voucher to a rehab clinic once you’ve had your … Continue reading

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How to cure bacon at home

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I’ve just eaten the best bacon in the world – because I made it myself. It contained no water that makes supermarket bacon more of a boil-up than a fry-up … Continue reading

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Crispy Spatchcocked Quails

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I love a game bird, and these beauties come from my good friend Bob The Butcher. They’re wonderfully succulent, but to tenderise them even more, as well as infusing them … Continue reading

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No words needed: A photo from my favourite pub, The Stag in London, NW3

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Chef (and mentor) Asher at The Stag in Hampstead, NW3, brines, smokes and barbecues the best chickens I’ve ever tasted. As well as the best blue cheese chicken wings, root … Continue reading

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Flat Iron Steak with Burnt Onion Ketchup

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Flat Iron steak is an exceptional cut of beef. It’s become quite trendy in Britain because it’s relatively cheap and hugely flavourful with a wonderful toothsome texture: like a cross … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Cockerel Breast with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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I over-ordered at Christmas. Bought two massive cocks but only needed one. Such is life. So what to do with my second cock? This recipe, inspired by Tom Kerridge’s ‘Perfect … Continue reading

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