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 […]
Ingredient Archives: Peppers
This week I have visitors and so I wanted to start with a dish that I think is a perfect meal to greet people (not so) fresh off a long transatlantic flight. Feeding people who have just arrived after a long journey is a tricky affair. You want to welcome them into your home with […]
Baked eggplant might sound at first blush like a depressingly bland affair. But once you have tried this wonderful marriage of succulent pillowy soft eggplant with sharp tomatoes; spicy heat playing off cooling mint and calming mozzarella I think you will change your mind. The simplicity of the making the dish belies the complexity of […]
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 […]
After having been away for a couple of weeks there is a distinct change from high summer to late summer in both weather and produce. As an Englishman I am very pleased the heat has tempered somewhat; as a cook I feel I can use the stove and oven a little more, and as someone […]
I will concede that this is a personal preference, but I think filet mignon is not really worth it. Sure, it’s meltingly tender, but the price you pay for that softness (other than the price you pay) is something of a lack of flavour. I would rather something a little tougher with a meatier flavour to […]
There is something a little unfair about roasted vegetables. Unfair in a good way that is. Given how little time you need to spend in the kitchen you are rewarded with a sweet caramelised concentration of flavours wholly out of proportion to effort. And they are wonderfully flexible too.