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

The Greatest Chimichurri Sauce Ever.

Chimichurri is a sauce that will probably change your relationship with all grilled meats. I don’t know which South American gods the great people of that continent got the recipe from, but the… Continue reading

Beef Short Ribs as Osso Bucco with Gremolata. Devastating.

Some dishes are just good. Fact. Osso Bucco is of those dishes; the melt in your mouth beef, the decadence of the chopped vegetables that have been cooked to a point where they… Continue reading

Choux balls with a Cheesy Bechamel and Onion Jam

An appetizer or an amuse bouche are generally the teasers, the opening act, the anticipation enhancers that lure you into the main event and make sure you, as a diner, are primed to… Continue reading

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