The phrase ‘celebrity chef’ is one that has become firmly established in describing that breed of national treasure renowned for being great at cooking, owning a string of restaurants (usually in the South of England) and having a personality suited to the multi-tasking requirements of being able to engage a TV audience in bon homie […]
There is something always particularly exciting about the discovery of a new region to draw your cooking from and so in recent weeks I have been on a culinary journey which began approximately 12 months ago in Spain, crossed the strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and leapfrogged its way into Lebanon. Of course, the journey […]
As you may be aware it was my fiftieth birthday on April 15th and amongst other things I received a glazed Emile Henry tagine, a bit like this one: I also ordered a couple of fine cookery books, one of Lebanese cookery and also the very excellent The Food Of Morocco by Paula Wolfert The […]
Agnello Con Piselli Freschi – Lamb With Fresh Peas Lovely dish from Two Greedy Italians by Carluccio & Contaldo. Shoulder of lamb slow cooked with onion, garlic, celery and carrot in white wine with peas and tomatoes. And washed down with a beautiful bottle of 50 year old Barolo bought for me by my wife […]
We really do have the palette for Chinese food at the moment as here is a view of our 3rd or 4th weekly Chinese meal in a row. Tonight it’s chicken with red pepper and pea nuts all lovingly stir-fried in the wok…enjoy.
We all love Italian coffee, right? Well, certainly the versions of latte, cappuccino served up by the giant conglomerates such as Starbucks, Costa, Nero etc and copied by copious independent cafes, merely to keep pace. But what about Turkish coffee? My first perception of Turkish coffee was when I would travel to Tottenham Hotspur home […]
Preserve them! I’ve been a keen cook since the early 1980s (I have a feeling that story will be one of the subjects of a future blog) and some 30 years on I’m currently getting to know and enjoy cooking from countries that embrace Muslim culture mainly thanks to a book C bought me for […]