3 Hour Braised Beef Short Rib with a Killer Sauce

It’s not usual to find a dish that packs a punch in terms of flavor and general bad-ass-ness as well as being refined, delicate and refined. I am proud to say that this… Continue reading

Hot, Thick, Rich South Indian Chicken Coconut Curry

Curries are generally a thing of beauty, halfway between a stew and a soup, they can easily be eaten with some Basmati rice, some nice butter naan bread or just by themselves. While… Continue reading

Harira Soup. The Heartiest Soup of All

This is the big bad daddy of soups. It is hearty, meaty, full of goodness and has just the right amount of spice to get your attention without blowing a fuse. I also… Continue reading

Risotto Caccio e Peppe. Eat your heart out Massimo Bottura

So you might’ve gathered from the number of risotto recipes here that I’m a bit fond of the dish… and while it’s difficult not to really enjoy a well made risotto, this one… Continue reading

Asian Chicken Ball, Pesto and Masterstock Shot

I recently cooked this dish as a starter during a four course Asian inspired pop-up dinner. I wanted to begin the meal with something that was small, full of flavor and visually appealing.… Continue reading

Spaghetti alla Bottarga, the Dream Comes True

There’s been no dish in recent memory that’s captured my imagination like Spaghetti alla Bottarga. Bottarga is a not so common ingredient that’s basically a super funky, salty and sweet cured Mediterranean mullet… Continue reading

Aubergine, Gorgonzola, Sage and Balsamic Glaze Pizza Bianca

With this post, I pop two proverbial cherries, the first is making pizza at home and the second, trying out a white pizza. Making pizzas at home, I’ve discovered, could possibly be the… Continue reading

Asparagus and Broad Bean Risotto, Superfresh

Risottos (risotti) are usually hearty and rich affairs, and recently I’ve been in the mood for one, but was tired of the expected over-richness of the usual suspects; mushroom risottos, saffron risottos etc.… Continue reading

Seafood Trio. Seabass Mousse, Butter Poached Prawns and Calamari Rings with a Fish Veloute.

I finally got round to trying out one of those multi-component dishes some time ago, but the ordeal of writing up the recipe for this seven component monstrosity put me off writing it… Continue reading

Chocolate Custard with Salt Flakes and Olive Oil

This is not a normal dessert. It is highly unusual and surprising and really might quite possibly be one of the most remarkable things you’ll ever try. My wife and I were strongly… Continue reading

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