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chicken katsu curry

chicken katsu curry wagamama style Whenever my son is offered a treat out to a restaurant, say for a birthday or good school report, before I've even finished the question he replies "Wagamama". And he always orders the same thing: chicken katsu curry. I've hard arguments with people on Twitter about Wagamama in the past; that it is lowest common denominator stuff, that it's Westernised muck... they are aiming at global appeal to be sure. I can't speak to its … Continue Reading ››

empire chicken with indian gravy and bombay roasties

empire chicken with indian roasties What a triumph this is. Just when I was feeling a bit indifferent to Jamie Oliver's Great Britain along comes this absolute belter. Jamie introduces this by saying most people when asked about their favourite foods will mention roast chicken and curries, and this utterly unites the heart of both of these. With blackened, tangy skin the chicken comes out juicy and tickling on the tongue, although be warned it … Continue Reading ››

honey-glazed christmas ham

honey-glazed christmas ham I absolutely adore a ham or gammon at Christmas. My Mum always had one hanging around the house from Christmas Eve onwards, and it's something I still do every year. I favour twice-cooking, a long boiling followed by a fierce blast in the oven with a sticky sauce dribbled over the top. I spotted Gordon Ramsay's recipe from this year's and knew I had to give it a try. One of the key things that makes or breaks a dish like this … Continue Reading ››