Author Archives: Gary

yaki soba

Now here’s one of my absolute favourites. I’d played with stir fries for years, and only kind-of enjoyed the results. It never felt particularly special though, just muddy and bland. “Use the holy trinity” Ken Hom would intone. “Rice wine vinegar,” he’d bark. And that was that. Identikit meat + noodle + veg + jar of Amoy sauce stir-fry, and […]

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cheesecake

King of teatime desserts, the New York style cheesecake. I’m not a great sponge-baker so this kind of non-flour dessert works great for me. One thing I really recommend is a springform cake tin – one with a clasp on the side. It makes getting it out dead easy. Easy first stage – mix melted butter and broken biscuits (digestives […]

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