The recipe for Mulligatawny soup is one that has stood the test of time. It can be found in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private Families which was published in 1845 and there was a mention in The Sporting Magazine in 1798.
The recipe originates from India and means pepper water. It’s a [...]
Many of you will know I had my daughter and granddaughter over from Italy last week and in their suitcases they brought over some treasures for me, all in the way of good food that I miss over here.
The first product is Speck a juniper flavoured ham originally from Tyrol, [...]
My first chowder ever was eaten sitting on Pier 39 in San Francisco after listening to a pod of seals making a tremendous racket on the rocks by the pier. I remember that day as clear as if it were yesterday. (June 2006)
Funnily enough I hadn’t expected grey skies and cold, damp days [...]
Parragon are well known for their excellent cookery books and recently I reviewed their Make Bake cupcake book which had some great ideas in. Here are another two you will see on the run up to Christmas that could make the perfect Christmas gift if not for your own library.
When I was researching for my handy list of 10 things to make with a Bolognese sauce I mentioned my list to my brother who’s a chef and he said as quick as a flash ‘You’re missing Cowboy Stew.’
So I researched a little further and came across Corey’s recipe for [...]
Do you love a good fish pie recipe?
If the answer is yes, then read on as I’m guessing this will be a great alternative to a family classic favourite, basically it’s very similar but instead of mash on top you have sliced potatoes covering the fish underneath, a Fisherman’s Hotpot.
Fisherman’s Hotpot 2013-10-24 [...]
The humble apple has been a staple in the British diet for just about ever I reckon, I mean even Adam and Eve had their first argument over an apple and that was at the very beginning of time!
I’ve been checking my baby apple tree in the garden for days now and still [...]
This is a great pasta sauce for this time of year, it’s made with tomatoes so if you are harvesting this could be a perfect solution for them and it is also flavoured with chilli so has that kick that an autumn evening needs to warm up the cockles.
A little research tells [...]