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Burger with Smoked Bacon Dust

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Anyone who thinks we pub-goers spend our time talking rubbish, take heed: this idea came from a American drinker I’ve been calling Rick, but who is actually called Rob (I’ve just … 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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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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Chicken Kiev with a Smoky Bacon Twist

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Here’s a wonderful twist on the classic chicken Kiev: add crispy bacon bits to the garlic butter filling. Any you have leftover, melt it in a pan and pour over … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ragu’ Creamy Tomato and Bacon Sauce for Pasta Bake

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It feels like an admission of defeat to say that I have found these Easter holidays incredibly challenging. My three kids are growing and growing – and their appetites are … Continue reading

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Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms

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It’s hard to improve on perfection. Actually, it’s impossible, or it wouldn’t be perfect. So what I give you here is a different kind of perfection: the burger is the … Continue reading

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Apple and Celeriac Soup with Bacon Bits and a Smoky Twist

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This is a great winter-warming soup. It’s fresh and tangy, smooth and clean – and very simple to make. I whisked in a tablespoon of Applewood Spreadable smoked cheese to … Continue reading

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Rose Veal Escalopes with Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Sauce

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I’ve signed up to Alternative Meats’ ‘Gourmet Surprise Box’ which, for £25 per month, supplies me with a box of meaty goodies to inspire my cooking. The latest box contained a wild … Continue reading

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Should you eat that bacon?

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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 … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Sweet Bacon and Mushroom Cream Sauce

The recipe for this sauce was given to me by Drogo Montagu, owner of Fine Food Specialist. He used it to complement pan-fried halibut (check out the video I shot … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Roast Grouse Wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Hazelnut Sauce, Roasted Celeriac, Beetroot and Spring Cabbage

  I’d been trying to get hold of some grouse to cook ever since the Glorious Tweltfth but drew a blank at my local butcher’s and farmer’s market. But then … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Marvellously Moreish Cheesey Bacon Muffins

One of the first people I followed when I joined the Twittersphere seven months ago was Rebecca @EnglishMum. She’s a cook – and a very fine one at that – … Continue reading

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