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Australian Wagyu Rib-Eye Steak

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Wagyu steak. It is, beyond doubt, beyond compare.  Such a bold statement would suggest a denigration of other breeds, but this isn’t the case.   A Longhorn, a Shorthorn, a … Continue reading

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Review: Aldi Wagyu Sirloin Steak, £6.99

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When I read in a newspaper that Aldi was selling Wagyu beef for just £6.99 for an 8oz steak, I fell off my chair. This just couldn’t be true, could … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak with Wasabi Butter and Triple-Cooked Chips

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Friday night is Steak Night in Housedad Towers. It might sound boring to do the same thing every week, but when one reaches a certain age, routine keeps you sane. … Continue reading

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Dads’ Dining Club Review: Pollen Street Social, London, W1

Best end of salt marsh lamb, braised shoulder, Jerusalem artichokes, spiced aubergine & English greens

Jason Atherton is one of my all-time chef heroes. I first tried his food at Maze Grill in Mayfair where my wife bought me a wagyu rib-eye steak for my … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge: Welsh Wagyu Sirloin

Welsh Wagyu Beef

I’ve written many times about the glories of wagyu beef – the deeply marbled, super-juicy, ultra-tasty meat of the Japanese kobe cattle. The most glorious of the genre is said … Continue reading

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Rare Beef Salad with African Chilli Coconut Relish

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I bought this Bim’s Kitchen African Chilli Coconut Relish at a farmers’ market recently not really knowing what to expect, but it is delicious. It’s made with lots of coconut, … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge #5 Australian Wagyu (with tagliatelle, ceps and truffle oil)

Australian wagyu with tagliatelle and truffle oil

It’s stage five of the Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge. The breed up for the challenge this week is my benchmark steak….AUSTRALIAN WAGYU The Breed: Wagyu translates as ‘Japanese cow’, the … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Fillet Steak with a Hazelnut Crust, Blue Cheese-Stuffed New Potatoes and Asparagus

It was our second wedding anniversary the other day. I didn’t forget it – I just didn’t get round to doing anything about it because I’d taken my sons to … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale

Apologies for the pretentious title of this dish, but there’s a reason for it. This was originally going to be plain old roast beef and roast potatoes – a manly, … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Silent STEAKday!

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Recipe Shed: How to cook pork medium-rare using Iberico pork ‘presa’ – the wagyu of the porcine world

I always avoid the more expensive cuts of pork – especially tenderloin, loin and loin chops  – because their lack of fat leaves them as dry as a sandpaper doormat. … Continue reading

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Here’s the proof: I’m not an Alfalfa Male! (Note: look away now if you’re squeamsh)

A mum at my sons’ Christmas fair said I wasn’t an Alpha Male on Saturday because I was making soup and mulled wine, whereas her husband wouldn’t be seen dead … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Guide to Sous Vide Cooking

  Water boils – and thus turns to steam – at 100 degrees Celsius. Fact. Muscle tissue is approx. 75% water. Fact. If you cook meat at more than 100C … Continue reading

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