Archive | March, 2014

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

I think I’ve only been to IKEA once in my life. My overriding memory of the visit is that on leaving the store, we spent a few minutes in the car park watching a couple trying to push a very large sofa into the back of a very small car. It didn’t seem to be […]

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Celeriac Remoulade with Prosciutto

Celeriac Remoulade

Lunches can be difficult. I work from home, and the nearest shop is about three miles away. The house is invariably full of food, but somehow there never seems to be anything quick and easy to grab for lunch. If I’m lucky, I’ll have made some bread recently, so a sandwich is possible. If I’m […]

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Prawn Cocktail

The Great British Meal Out

The Great British Meal Out consists of that iconic British culinary triumvirate: Prawn Cocktail, Steak Garni and Chips, Black Forest Gâteau. The Prawn Cocktail Years describes it as “the favourite British meal out for as long as one can remember”. For a long time, you were pretty much guaranteed to find all those three things […]

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The Prawn Cocktail Years

The Challenge

For many years now, I’ve claimed that my favourite cook book of all time has to be by Simon Hopkinson and Lyndsey Bareham. It’s true, I love that book. It’s not just that it’s full of delicious, well thought out, recipes; I love the underlying premise too. There are so many dishes that we once […]

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