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Indian Feast at The Central Street Cookery School in London

Wed, 13th September 2017

This was the first time I have taught at the Central Street Cookery School:  a delicious Indian Feast! It was a corporate event – they were a great crowd on a “team building” exercise and they worked hard for three…

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First peas, first time, first year, first season

Tue, 27th June 2017

Sous-Chef planted peas for the first time this year and we had the first crop for supper last night, just minutes after picking them.   I was amazed at their flavour – sweet, fresh and yet deep.   Compared to…

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It’s Taco Night! continued

Sun, 25th June 2017

They were oh so good!   The duck legs were browned in a frying pan to crisp the skin. In the meantime, the salsa was put together – bright, sparkling, fresh, perfect for offsetting the deep spiciness of the ancho chilli sauce. Soft corn tortillas were…

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It’s Taco Night!

Sat, 24th June 2017

Having just started reading a book about the history of Mexican food, Planet Taco, I have a craving for the food of my childhood – so tonight is taco night.   I am making duck carnitas with a fresh pineapple…

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The Great British Chocolate Challenge 2016

Wed, 20th April 2016

Today sees the launch of this year’s Great British Chocolate Challenge - http://www.gbscc.co.uk/ – and I am thrilled to be a quarter finals judge again.   Last year’s brief was “spiced chocolate” which attracted some very imaginative and original entries, and…

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Mexican Breakfast at the BBC – “Beans on Toast” Recipe

Wed, 30th March 2016

A full Mexican breakfast is hard to beat and this is one of the recipes which I developed recently for my monthly guest chef appearance on the BBC Southern Counties’ Cook on the Books radio show.   The dish is…

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Mexican Breakfast at the BBC – Red Chilaquiles Recipe

A full Mexican breakfast is hard to beat and this is one of the recipes which I developed recently for my monthly guest chef appearance on the BBC Southern Counties’ Cook on the Books radio show. RED CHILAQUILES - Chilaquiles Rojoshilaquiles…

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Frozen Peas at the BBC – Grilled Lamb Cutlets with a Pea and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

Frozen peas are a great stand-by in my kitchen, particularly as winter is coming to a close, and earlier this month, I developed three recipes for my guest chef appearance on BBC Southern Counties’ Cook on the Books radio show.  …

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Frozen Peas at the BBC – Tamarind Prawn Laksa Recipe

My March guest chef appearance on BBC Southern Counties’ Cook on the Books radio show featured frozen peas, an ingredient which I find endlessly useful and versatile.   The presenter, Joe Talbot, chatted about their many virtues and tasted three…

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Frozen Peas at the BBC – Minted Pea Hummus Recipe

Frozen peas, that incredibly versatile ingredient, was the subject of my March guest chef appearance on BBC Southern Counties’ Cook on the Books radio show.   They are a permanent resident of my freezer and I find countless delightful uses…

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