Jamie Oliver thunders on with another lightning-quick meal, this time turning his attention to chilli con carne. I'm no stranger to rapid chilli but this is a more hearty and balanced version than mine. This chilli dinner is from Jamie's 15-Minute Meals. The genius here is to disassemble chilli con carne's parts … Continue Reading ››
I'm a get-your-shopping-delivered kind-of-guy. In a family where both parents work someone carrying the shopping to your door just makes sense. It has it blips, when some things aren't available, or maybe you can't quite figure out what 350g of leeks look like so you over-order on purpose, but generally speaking there's palpable relief when you shut the door on full cupboards without having left the house. At the moment Sainsbury's are running a "5 meals for £20" in a … Continue Reading ››
I had a tremendous lunch at Cathy's the other week, featuring a millionaire shortbread trifle and an unctuous confit chicken leg. The star of it for me though was a creamy chorizo and butter bean stew, a rich and textured dish spiked with tht lovely Spanish sausage. It's one taken from Jason Atherton's Gourmet Food for a Fiver book … Continue Reading ››
Sausage in a stew? I'm there. Whether it's a pot au feu, a Sunday gravy, or a cumberland casserole, I love the instant seasoning hit you get from having a sausage do the leg work in a dinner. This particular one is Jamie Oliver's, from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals. It's dense and tasty, and packed with flavours. Beans, breadcrumbs and bacon? What's not to love? He served it with broccoli, in a tomato sauce. Which … Continue Reading ››
Back when discussing the perfect jacket potato, I hit on my least favouritest food ever: BAKED BEANS (the ones from a tin). I really don't care for them, the smell makes me gag. But everyone else in the house loves them. Who's right?