Like most people who love being in the kitchen, I enjoy a good gadget. But better than that is a good gadget you use more than once. There's the key. And this digital measuring jug by those clever folks at Salter is the business. Heston's seal of … Continue Reading ››
I'd heard excited whispers on Twitter about a new BBC programme from Simon Hopkinson called The Good Cook. His name was only distantly familiar to me; I wasn't directly aware of him. So I sat down to watch it with little expectation. I became an instant convert. Simple, honest food that is achievable, excellent and done with love. Just about everything featured is … Continue Reading ››
It's an idea that's bubbled around my head for ages so when I saw this recipe for porcini mushroom rump on Michelle's site that was the kick I needed to follow it through. And it was everything I imagined. The concentration of dried porcini in beef provides an umami kick that's hard to beat. Combined with nutty, stock-infused rice this … Continue Reading ››
Being interested in all things food mean I read a whole bunch of other blogs. Today Google Reader says I subscribe to 81 food-related RSS feeds. They range from bylined journalist columns to people just starting to write up their first things that I like the look of. On any given day a rolodex of recipes rolls past me from all over the globe. Someone I've recently latched on to is Going With My … Continue Reading ››
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