I never set out to write this. I never wanted to bang on about savouriness, and flavour. I never intended to delay having dinner just to obsess over getting the perfect photo for the latest meal. I never meant to reel off oven temperatures.
But my beleaguered colleague, tiring of hearing me blather on about my latest kitchen experiment, implored me to blog about it. (I suspect so he didn’t have to hear me go on about food every day). So I started it, on Blogger/Blogspot, just to try it out.
And I just kept on doing it.
By day, I run training courses in London and UK wide, but by night I cook and cook. Pretty much every night. You know that pile of hand-written scribbles you have tucked near your cookbooks? Well this blog replaces those for me.
I figured it was nice to have a record somewhere of stuff I’ve cooked and food I’ve eaten. It’s also a handy “what should I eat tonight?” guide – a handy flick through posts and I get inspired. It also keeps stuff somewhere that I can refer back to, without having to resort to scraps of torn notepaper and scribbles in margins. It’s not a “here’s my wonderful dinner party!!!” but as near as possible a log of what I’ve cooked. Kind of a kitchen diary. I include my ingredients and my method, but please experiment. They’re a hint, not an order.
At some point I migrated over here to WordPress, and I strongly recommend it. You don’t get the same level of customising (for free) as you do at Blogger, but the stats and Google visibility are yummy.
If you’re interested in food and cooking like me, or just plain eating, then pitch in. If you want to comment, please do! If you want to know more about something I’ve made, just yell. Equally, if you’ve got a better idea or I’m missing the magic ingredient, shout right back.
Note: from time to time I am lucky enough to get invited to demonstrations, product launches or just test stuff out. I guaran-damn-tee I’ll be searingly honest about it. If I’m praising a product or brand by name, it’s not because I’ve been paid to, it’s because I want to and I believe in it.
Furthermore, I often link to Amazon from this site. If you make a purchase through these links I get a tiny kickback.
“Our only duty, after cooking, is to record and publish, or if not we will suffer such regrets.”
- Antonin Carême
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