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Old Blog Posts · 3M ago

Cook of the Antarctic

Chefs tend to be nomadic, and because of our ability to work all around the world friendships can be of a similar nature. The friendship remains, but life and people’s movement mean they dri...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

French Lemon Tart

When I used to live in Bermuda, I was lucky enough to be able to pad barefooted to the bottom of the garden overlooking the ocean and pick oranges, lemons & grapefruits for breakfast.   The ...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Smoked Fillet Steak with Black Pepper Butter

*This recipe appeared in my column in the Sunday Mercury in January 2007  I knew it was a tough ask to find any shop selling barbeque charcoal in January because all large stores remove item...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Potato Red Onion & Rocket Soup with Brie and Basil Toasties

I still think soup is very undervalued by chefs. Soup should be just as interesting as the main course or dessert. Soup doesn’t need to be cooked for hours, which to me makes it very relevan...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Chicken with Morels and Country Ham

This recipe was originally published in my Sunday Mercury recipe column.  At that time, I had just suffered an accident of someone dropping a 2-litre  kettle of boiling water onto my foot.  ...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese Mash

Gateau of Roasted Vegetables, Root Vegetable Bake and Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie were all contenders for the name of this dish. But I dropped Root Vegetable Bake because it sounded like a fro...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Chocolate & Raspberry Tart

This is another post originally from my Sunday Mercury newspaper column. The combination of chocolate and raspberries is a classic one and yet I can’t think of any recent dessert that I have...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Tuna & Clams with Cilantro Dressing

The quality of Tuna served in UK restaurants has greatly improved both in the freshness and how it is cooked . Tuna is definitely a type of fish that needs to be undercooked, but to do that ...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Duck and Wild Mushroom Terrine

I admit this is not the shortest recipe you will ever try but for special occasions it is well worth the effort. It’s not a hard recipe to do just one that takes time, but the payback is the...
Old Blog Posts · 1Y ago

Tip of the Week How to use garlic

Facts One of the oldest medicinal plants, garlic has been used in many cultures as a healing plant for its antibiotic and antifungal properties and ability to ward off colds and flu. The com...