You manage to get some up-close-and-personal time with a skilled and famous chef. You're spending relaxed time in his company after watching the man cook food for you in his whites. He's poured forth detail on his family life growing up and told you of the bittersweet feeling as he approaches a milestone birthday. Jean-Christophe Novelli is being nothing less than his charming self. He's opened his heart and his kitchen to you. … Continue Reading ››
This recipe is adapted from one of Jamie's 30-Minute Meals. If you've browsed around this blog in the last couple of months, you'll have noticed that I've gone through quite a lot of them, and they've all been pretty fantastic. This is the first one that felt like a lot of fuss for okay results. I'm sure it could be simplified to a more … Continue Reading ››
OK, OK, so it's not a focaccia. But the idea's there. It's actually a boule de campagne but serving the same purpose. Reminds me a lot of a muffuleta. (Obviously the sandwich in the pic is missing it's lid). It's a stunning feast from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals. I bloomin' love sandwiches like this, every mouthful's different. A deli in a bap! The remoulade is tangy and fun too, I'd recommend that alongside some barbecued meat on … Continue Reading ››
Just a quick, cheap and cheerful dinner. A simple and humble cheddar frittata with leftover spaghetti, plus a punchy salad on the side (gleefully stolen from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals). The dressing is dynamite, really sweetly acidic with a lemony punch.
Cheddar frittata with zingy balsamic rocket salad (serves 2):
For the frittata:
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
For the … Continue Reading ››
This recipe is taken from Jamie's 30-Minute Meals. It's a tale of two halves really; the chicken is brilliant, punchy mustard yet restrained creamy leeks. And the dauphinoise is... OK. And far too anchovy-y. Even as a fan I think these are too stinky. And the potatoes didn't cook in time, so I'd much rather give it longer and do it right.
Mustard … Continue Reading ››