A turkey isn't just for Christmas. It's for all year round.
That was the message put out by the British Turkey board. Headed up by Paul Kelly - a good Essex boy - me and a bunch of others were entertained as a guest of Cyrus Todiwala to help promote the use of turkey throughout the year. Cyrus was an affable host, preparing dinner and chatting away. We were … Continue Reading ››
For all the different things I make on this blog, I do still love a roasted potato as often as I can. Usually fluffy varieties are the ones, but a new potato can be a great alternative if treated right. Although to be honest slathering anything in rosemary, garlic and thyme is often a good idea.
Really though, I made these as a vehicle for ranch dressing. When relatives … Continue Reading ››
I found myself in GBK
at the weekend. It was supposed to be family lunch at Las Iguanas, but a few seconds of appalling customer service had me trundle a few steps down Lakeside's Boardwalk to the burger parlour.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed it - a tasty "Capital" cheeseburger with standard accompaniments, a choice of brioche or regular sesame seed bun and all the monkey nuts you can eat. But the shoestring fries were great, particularly when you shake … Continue Reading ››
Paul Hollywood. The man of the moment. Overnight success many years in the making. I remember watching him opposite Jeni Barnett on Great Food Live
a decade ago and he was clearly a font of all bready knowledge. His patented double-claw-rolling-out-dough technique was well practiced even back then.
Post Bake-Off, he is fronting the most appropriately titled vehicle for him: Bread
. Blogs are awash with how decent his recipes are; and his myth-busting tips are … Continue Reading ››
Shock, horror! Another roast potato recipe on this blog. What an anomaly.
Of course it isn't, I've got roast potato recipes here
for starters. But this was another twist, derived from cooking Heston's perfect chicken
(again). The chicken there is treated with a boozy butter baste. I'd gone a bit crazy and made too much, so decided to slather it on the potatoes. And with a little lemon and garlic to … Continue Reading ››