As I still have guests in town I thought it would be good to have a couple of dishes that are great for entertaining: they have a big impact but are actually not very difficult to make at all, and are somewhat time insensitive. Perfect for late guests. And then we are revisiting an old […]
Monthly Archives: October 2013
This weekend is almost certainly, absolutely the last chance to get yourself tomatoes, peppers, ground cherries and other fruit and veg destroyed by frost so stock up now while you can!
Dr Johnson said that when one is tired of London, one is tired of life. From a culinary perspective, I think the same can be said of tomatoes.They have such variety, be it in size, shape texture or flavour that there are few meals that wouldn’t welcome tomatoes. Whether in a Greek salad, a […]
I would like to claim credit for coming up with this farrotto dish. I’d like to tell you how the idea of slow cooking farro with squid and slightly sweet, slightly sharp ground cherries came to me in a moment of inspiration. It is a genius combination. But it’s not mine. I had this […]
There is an almost palpable tension in the market this week; soon we will have a hard frost that will end the season of tomatoes, peppers and the like. The stands are still overflowing with great produce, but we are on the cusp of the quick road down into winter.
What’s not to love about duck? Rich, tasty and easy to cook, it is a fantastic meal to impress with. With is strong flavour and Rubenesque layer of padding, duck really benefits from a sharp sauce to cut through the fat. Cherries—especially Morello or sour cherries—are an impeccable match. They have a perfect combination of […]
This meal came together as if it was meant to happen. At the market this week were some fresh walnuts still in their green hulls. We were going to play around with providing these to use in a dish, but soon found out that they are a pain to hull and have a dye in […]