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Sir Lankan Fried Chicken with Coconut Gravy

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The secret to the juiciest chicken you’ll ever taste is to brine (that’s not a posh way of saying ‘brown’ by the way!) Immersing the meat in a bath of … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Ragu with Pappardelle

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Chicken livers, it has to be said, aren’t everybody’s cup of offal. My wife, case in point, positively hates them and has even threatened divorce if I ever fed them … Continue reading

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Easiest Ever Chinese Roast Duck

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This is, quite simply, the simplest Chinese-style roast duck you will ever make. The skin is crisp and golden; the flesh moist and fall-apart. It’s heaven. And you only need … Continue reading

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Roasted garlic, tomato and aged balsamic vinegar sauce for pasta or chicken

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Often I ponder to myself: ‘How can I put  more ‘Oooh’ in umami?’ That’s the kind of guy I am, you see. A ponderer of life’s culinary mysteries: a never … Continue reading

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Porcini Mushroom Butter for Steak, Chicken or Jersey Royals

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Why do mushrooms like parties? Because they’re fungi(s)! OK, the joke doesn’t quite work for grammatical reasons and, dare I say it, there’s mushroom for improvement, but it makes me … Continue reading

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Japanese Crispy Pork Chop with Tonkatsu Dressed Salad

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You can’t beat a pork chop. Well, you can – and you MUST with this recipe. Just a semi-beating with a rolling pin or a meat hammer will suffice. This … Continue reading

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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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Kid Goat Tikka with Pistachio Sauce and Coriander Chutney

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Have you tried goat? It’s one of the world’s most popular meats but it is relatively rare in the UK. I had to ask my butcher to get hold of … Continue reading

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Galician Sirloin Steak

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Kitty Fisher’s restaurant in Mayfair serves what the food writer Tom Parker Bowles describes as ‘an aged mooer’ – aka Galician steak. Galicia, in case you’re not familiar, is the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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