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Deep-Fried Piri Piri Chicken Wings with Dolcelatte Dip

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If there is anything more more-ish than chicken wings, I am yet to meet it. In this Piri Piri recipe, I’ve slow-cooked them in stock, milk and spices for a … Continue reading

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Michel Roux Jr’s Recipe for Confit Turkey, Goose or Chicken Legs

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Last week, I wrote about Phil Truin’s free-range chickens and cooked a spectacular crown roast, reserving the legs to confit and have for Sunday lunch the following week. Which is … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Braised Pork Belly with Crackling

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Weekends are for cooking. This is a fact. So what better way to take up the entire weekend than by cooking a Heston Blumenthal masterpiece: Braised pork belly with crackling. … Continue reading

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How to make Salt Beef at home

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The best salt beef sandwich I’ve ever tasted was from the Birley Salt Beef Bar in London’s Canary Wharf, where I worked a few years ago. It stuck in my memory … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Leftover Pork Ragu

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This recipe comes from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Money Saving Meals’. I’ve cooked it a couple of times because the kids love it. It’s spicy, rich and very tomatoey. It’s a great … Continue reading

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Wild Rabbit Confit with 30 Cloves of Garlic and Rosemary

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I love surprises and I love a challenge – especially of the gastronomic variety. So when I’m presented with new ingredients, I go into Ready, Steak…Cook mode to see what … Continue reading

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Higgidy Chilli Beef Pie with Black Treacle

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When is a pie not a pie? When it’s this Chilli Beef Pie with Spiced Potato Wedges from Camilla Stephens’ splendid ‘Higgidy Cookbook’. Camilla is the founder of Higgidy, which … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver-inspired Leftover Lamb Biryani

Jamie Oliver Lamb Biryani

My food shopping bills have gone through the roof lately, as I’m sure yours have, too. So I’m on a mission to save a few quid by making meals stretch … Continue reading

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Have you tried cockerel thighs?

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I bought these cockerel thighs at a farmers’ market. They cost £4 each. Meaty beasts. Real nutcrackers. And the flavour was incredible. I’d never tried cockerel thighs before, but was … Continue reading

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Baked Paccheri Pasta with Bolognese and Grana Padano Sauce

Baked Paccheri Pasta

I came across Paccheri pasta during my weekly shop. They are big rigatoni-like tubes that are fantastic for holding chunky sauces, like this best-ever Bolognese, which I make ahead in … Continue reading

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Succulent Chinese Pork Belly with Lindisfarne Mead

Chinese Pork Belly with Mead

Mead is an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water – and it’s delicious. I bought a bottle on a trip to Lindisfarne Holy Island in Northumberland and I … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger

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Stem ginger in syrup is a wonderful thing. Spicy and sweet, it is a fantastic ingredient in cakes, and chopped up, mixed with vanilla ice cream. But I prefer my … Continue reading

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Simon Cave’s Manly Slow Roast Pork Belly

Slow Roast Pork Belly with Fennel Seeds

Unless you’e got a big baseball bat, you can’t beat a pork belly. And I’m here to tell you that you most definitely can’t beat this particular recipe, which I’ve … Continue reading

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