Category Archives: food

plain flour vs strong bread flour in pizza bases

This post doesn’t have a glamourous title, but it’s a question that’s been bugging me for a while. Why do so many recipes for pizza dough say “use plain flour or strong bread flour”? They are very different flours for very different uses. So how do they both turn out? Before we start, what’s the difference between plain flour and […]

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porchetta salad with parmesan cream and spinach

Inspired by a fantastic starter I had at Union Street Cafe, this dish is a great light meal. The porchetta itself makes a fantastic roast joint. The porchetta as a roast serves 4 as a main dish, but save a couple of slices and serve cold for this recipe which would make a perfect starter portion. Here’s the Gordon Ramsay’s […]

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restaurant review: Petrus

Spoilers: it was great. Gordon Ramsay the character is not a very appealing person but that’s a shame as it can mask what a bloody good chef he is. There’s a number of his techniques I turn to first when cooking: his Wellington, his scrambled egg, his duck breast. I rewatched some of his programmes from the early 2000s and […]

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