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Volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted

It won’t come as any suprise to any of you that I’ve got some odd ideas bouncing around in my head.  I’d like to try them out on a selection of people to get some feedback.  I’m especially looking at the logistics of serving some of these for more than 2-4 people, seeing if they […]

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Allergens

Allergens

There’s been a fair bit of talk about the allergens legislation recently, so for what it’s worth I thought I’d weigh in too.   There has been a lot of dislike in the restaurant industry about these regulations. The first reason is that they were introduced in the middle of December – a frankly stupid […]

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BBQ & Bourbon Short Ribs

BBQ & Bourbon Short Ribs

BBQ & Bourbon Beef Short Ribs   You’ll probably need to pre-order these from your butcher, but they’re worth it. They might refer to them as “Jacob’s Ladder”   I’d go for one rib per 1-2 people depending on the sides you’re going to serve (fries, slaw etc are all good, this salad goes really […]

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Chocolate brownies with cherries & peanuts

Chocolate brownies with cherries & peanuts

Veggie Chocolate Brownies:   Normally I like recipes to be a collection of thoughts/techniques, but when it comes to baking it’s more of a science so it’s important to actually measure things here (though a few grams either way isn’t really going to hurt) Put a metal bowl over simmering (not boiling) water put 250g […]

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Celery & Celeriac Soup

Celery & Celeriac Soup

Cream of celery & celeriac soup:     Medium chop one head of celery and one white onion. Add a splash of oil to a large pan (it will need to be big enough for all the soup), once hot add the celery and onion. Add salt and continue to fry without colouring. If you’d […]

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Curried Coley

Curried Coley

Curried coley.   I’ve made two versions of this dish recently. One for a supper club and another for a pop up at The Fat Loaf. I love it as a dish as it avoids some of the pitfalls of the “traditional British curry” in that the sauce and fish are not overcooked together resulting […]

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Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole

So… your boiler’s gone down, the house is freezing – what do you want for supper?  Something to warm you up and fill you up.  Toad in the hole seemed to fit the bill.   Get your oven on full, put a high sided metal tray with a layer of oil or fat in whilst […]

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2014 Highs & Lows, part II

2014 Highs & Lows, part II

  As opposed to my highs & lows list where I’ve been as objective as possible, the following is absolutely free from any ethics whatsoever. I’m including mates, freebies I’ve accepted, personal opinions and things that have appealed to my dubious sense of humour. Favourite street food – Dirty Food Revolution and Arepa! Arepa! Arepa!   […]

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2014 – my highlights and low spots

2014 – my highlights and low spots

In compiling this list I followed a couple of self-imposed rules. Firstly all the goods/services were paid for in full, are based on actual visits/usage and are my own opinions, though my wife has probably influenced them to some degree as the meals have been enjoyed (or not) together. Secondly I feel that I’m too […]

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