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Black Bean Soup with Cherry Tomato Salsa and Sour Cream for BBC radio

Sun, 12th January 2014

On Friday afternoon I was a guest chef on BBC Southern Counties’ Tantalise your Taste Buds radio show. The presenter, Joe Talbot, and I tasted the three soups I had prepared: cream of celeriac, tamarind prawn laksa and black bean…

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Cooked by Michael Pollan

Thu, 23rd January 2014

Sous-Chef gave me this book for Christmas.   I was very interested in it as the author was interviewed by Sheila Dillon on The Food Programme last year:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02116zc and he came up with a number of fascinating ideas, in particular that…

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Meatless Monday Recipe

Mon, 3rd February 2014

Substantial and nourishing, Sopas Mallorquinas is an ideal soup for a grey February Monday.   This recipe was first published in my cookery book, Vegan Cookbook The Essential Guide. Sopas Mallorquinas  Although ‘sopas’ means soups in Spanish, in Mallorca it is…

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Onion Bhaji Pancakes

Mon, 10th February 2014

Spice up your Monday with my plant-based Onion Bhaji Pancakes, served with a sparkling, crunchy cucumber and pomegranate salad.   This recipe was first published in my cookery book, Vegan Cookbook The Essential Guide.   Onion Bhaji Pancakes with Cucumber and…

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Valentine’s Day Menu – First Course

Tue, 11th February 2014

This recipe was first published in my cookery book Just The Two of Us – Entertaining Each Other.   Seared King Prawns with Greek Salata Bags of raw, peeled, king prawns can be found in the frozen section of most…

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Valentine’s Day Menu – Main Course

Wed, 12th February 2014

This recipe was first published in my cookery book Just The Two of Us – Entertaining Each Other.   Duck with Pomegranate and Pistachio Relish Pomegranates, with their shiny leathery skins and scarlet jewelled interiors, are a blessing in winter…

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Valentine’s Day Menu – Pudding

Thu, 13th February 2014

This recipe was first published in my cookery book Just The Two of Us Entertaining Each Other. Toffee Dream This is definitely a pudding for times when you crave a bit of self-indulgence! Caramel can be treacherous, so give it…

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Meatless Monday Recipe

Mon, 17th February 2014

Forget about meat today and indulge in this wonderful vegetarian recipe instead.   It was originally published in my cookery book Just The Two of Us Entertaining Each Other.   Rich and Golden Cauliflower Cheese Cauliflower cheese can be heaven or…

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Roast fillet of pork with rhubarb and ginger sauce recipe

Sat, 22nd February 2014

Yesterday afternoon I was guest chef on Tantalise Your Taste Buds, a BBC Southern Counties radio show.   The host was Joe Talbot and we talked about forced rhubarb, which is in full season this month, and tasted three different rhubarb dishes.  …

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Migas recipe – a perfect Sunday breakfast!

The perfect breakfast or brunch dish, served all over Mexico with cups of steaming coffee and a basket of sweet breads. One of its greatest delights is the contrast in texture between the chewy tortilla bits and the soft creamy…

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