Recipes

Barcelona Part 3 - the dramatic conclusion

For the final evening in Barcelona we met a friend who was psychotically adamant we should go to to Quimet & Quimet.

Barcelona Part 2 - the stodgy middle bit

Mapo Doufu - why dont the Chinese cultivate Olives ?

Nor custom stale her infinite variety


During a longer than usual complaint about the collapse in quality of one my previously favoured restaurants my colleague stated that if you find a good eatery the best thing to do is dine 3 or 4 times and then never return so you cannot be disappointed. And I thought about this long and hard and decided it was a sound piece of reasoning.

Melanzane Veronese (Verona-style Aubergines)

70's food revival

I was on Christening duty last Sunday, godfather no less, chosen according to his dad as a reliable source of food. As usual struggling to find a present so lovely wife bailed me out suggesting Royal Mint commemorative coins; they mark the big occasions and there's always something going on so I'm sorted for the next 18 years at which point my godson can either become a collector or tear open all the pouches and, with the likely effects quantitative easing, buy a pint.

the 70's

I was on Christening duty last Sunday, godfather no less, chosen according to his dad as a reliable source of food. As usual struggling to find a present so lovely wife bailed me out suggesting Royal Mint commemorative coins; they mark the big occasions and there's always something going on so I'm sorted for the next 18 years at which point my godson can either become a collector or tear open all the pouches and, with the likely effects quantitative easing, buy a pint.

(I am) one Greedy Italian

Jamie's 30 minute madness

Watching Jamie repeats and not for the first time making up a new title; Jamies 30 Minute Meals….and 30 minutes washing up ? ….and 30 megawatts of electricity ? …and 30 assistants to deep clean the kitchen ?

My (not so) little (not so) Paris Kitchen

The other night I was pleasantly marvelling over Rachel Khoo's ability to extract utility from every square centimetre of her genuinely small culinary space (you can’t spin a salad in there) when lovely wife piped up, suggesting that perhaps it had been selected using the magic of television in the same way as Jamies 30 Minute Meals and lets not even consider the cooking arena in Olivers Twist which only aired years after it was made and seemed like a bizarre Star Wars style prequel with Jamie as a young man living under a fluorescent arch

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