Today’s weather has been what I imagine it’s always like in the Low Countries in November. Cold, grey and with an all-pervasive wetness that alternates between rain and snow. This is stay inside and warm your soul weather; make simple comfort food weather. A nice oily fish cooked in a sweet-sour liquor and some flavourful simple […]
Ingredient Archives: Milk
These smoked fish fritters are perfect for the end of summer. There is the sweetness of fresh corn and red peppers, along with a more grounded salty bite from the fish. There’s a little bit of a crunch on the outside that gives way to a lovely soft almost chewy centre. And they’re messy; or […]
Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid the oven in high summer but I propose an exception for Quiche. Although you have to deal with a half hour of oven time, you get a delicate, versatile and very picnic (or garden) friendly dish.
Personally I think Cannelloni far superior to Lasagne. I realise this is a controversial statement, but hear me out. The filling to pasta ratio is a little lower, and the pasta tends to be a little firmer as a result. I usually prefer this using dried pasta so that any bits that poke out of the […]
Flatfish are one of the most curious looking edibles in the sea (and they have good competition). They live on the bottom of the ocean and hide during the day under sand and mud, with just their eyes and gills poking out. Then at night they undulate through the sea eating their fill before returning […]
Kedgeree is about as unfashionable today as the idea of fusion food, but in the Gentleman Grocer’s opinion it should form a staple part of a home-cook’s repertoire. It’s not well known here in the United States, but in Great Britain where I’m from it’s a traditional Anglo-Indian dish that is pretty deep in the […]
Quiche hasn’t been a fashionable meal for many years, but it certainly deserves to be more popular. Incredibly easy to make, the creamy egg and cream mix sets off the filling and keeps it moist while the pastry adds a biscuity texture (in a good way). And they are so versatile. Whether it’s a traditional […]