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  • the history of masterchef

    For over 30 years MasterChef has had one aim: to discover the country’s best food talent through a series of extraordinary cooking challenges, and watched over by some of the world’s most prestigious food judges. Let’s look into the history of this long running TV show, and the surprising disagreement that led to it’s creation. We’ll look at the judges, the tests, and the dishes that made MasterChef a staple of TV schedules.

  • the trouble with jessica film review

    The Trouble With Jessica is a dark comedy starring Sarah Henderson and Alan Tudyk as dinner party hosts Sarah and Tom entertaining old friends. Old […]

  • marmite hot cross buns

    Love it or hate it, here’s a savoury treat to be enjoyed any time.

  • sage and onion potato layer cake

    I’m always on the lookout for a new potato recipe, and this one ticks all the boxes: crispy, savoury, tender… delicious! Take the concept of […]

  • my favourite things from 2023

    I look back over 2023 with some of my favourite posts and projects at BigSpud HQ.

  • gammon with a mulled wine glaze

    I cannot get through the Christmas season without having a gammon nearby. And most years I come up with a new glaze to finish it […]

  • chicken, chorizo and sweetcorn pizza

    I recently took a trip to Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza in St Paul’s. They offer a bottomless pizza option where the pizza is cooked constantly […]

  • my favourite cookbooks of 2023

    Gifting time is here! Check out my choices for the cookbooks of the year. Diet and sustainability has never been higher in the agenda. While […]