Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sous Vide Picanha Steak

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Picanha is a stunning cut of beef from the top of the rump. It’s most popular in Brazil, but it’s being offered by top-notch butchers (such as the guys at … Continue reading

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Shichimi Duck Breast with Soba Noodles

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This is one of the simplest meals I’ve cooked for a long time: just a handful of quality ingredients, a cheat’s spice blend and a bit of marinating. But it … Continue reading

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Smoked Crispy Skin Chicken with Mexican Mole Sauce

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This Mexican mole (pronounced mo-lay) sauce is sensational: hot and sweet, rich and chocolately. It’s the perfect accompaniment to chicken or mix with pulled pork and serve in wraps. (For … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Chicken

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This recipe is inspired by Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Drumsticks in his ‘Best Ever Dishes’ cookbook. I didn’t have any drumsticks, but thought it could also work with chicken thighs – … Continue reading

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Pork Ribs Baked with Beer and Tamarind

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Is there anything more, er, more-ish or satisfying than a big plate or ribs? This recipe is a winner: marinating baby back pork ribs in beer and tamarind – know … Continue reading

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Smoked Chilli with Borlotti Beans and Fennel Seeds

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There are three secrets to this extraordinary chilli: frying half of the minced beef until it is crispy; grinding fennel seeds to add to the spice mixed to give it … Continue reading

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Hare Ragu with Pappardelle

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I’ve got another new butcher on the block – Paul Cramer, in Camden, north London. I stumbled across him as I was wandering around waiting for my son to finish … Continue reading

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Fillet of Beef Rolled in Leek Charcoal Powder

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I saw this recipe on the Food Network Show, Destination Flavour: Japan. Presenter Yoshihiro Narisawa described it as one of the greatest things he’d ever tasted and given that he … Continue reading

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