What a great year it's been for tomatoes. The plants in my garden have been raving with fruit, and they've been bursting with sweetness. A really bumper crop. Most of them have ended up in pasta sauce and pizza topping but these ones were deserving of a little more.
And so I happened across a recipe for a "BLT tortilla" in the SORTED cookbook
but didn't fancy rocket in mine, so some frozen broccoli jumped … Continue Reading ››
Hold on to your toques, this is a Blumenthal gadget-fest. Here's a run-down of the Heston kitchen toys employed in this recipe:
Photo copyright Waitrose
What a show-stopper this recipe is. How I came to get the recipe is still utterly bewildering to me.
Would you like to go to the Waitrose Cookery School and have Heston Blumenthal cook for you?
Um, let me think about that fo- yes please
. So I rock up, where they are filming an Easter show for Waitrose TV. I've been to the Cookery School
a couple of times before, but not in these … Continue Reading ››
This photo is of easily the worst one of the bunch. I figured you can Google macarons and get a million results of perfect Parisienne treats. But I bet you'd struggle to find another that looks like Audrey.
I have been very lucky - expert tuition on how to make macarons, from the excellent Waitrose Cookery not once, but twice. This time Kenwood were laying on an event to promote their Boutique range. It's … Continue Reading ››
It was all ready to go so well.
Only the night before I'd watched talented, charismatic and effortlessly handsome chef Omar Allibhoy
throw together one of his childhood favourites: Spanish omelette. Just eggs, onions and potatoes required, but his version contained chorizo and olives. Myself and a host of other foodie people were attending an event laid on in celebration of Olives from Spain
. We'd gathered at … Continue Reading ››