Rainbow Chard

“Oh, you little traitors.” says Uncle Monty in Withnail & I. “I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees.… Read More

Reining It In With Chicken Soup

As far as ‘reining it in’ goes, I’m sure I could have done a bit better with this recipe. Chicken thigh could have been substituted for chicken breast. And instead of noodles, I… Read More

Reining It In With Salmon Miso Broth

For years, my soup-making always started like this: ‘dice the onions, and sweat with garlic.’ Such is the start to a good Minestrone, French onion soup, or Cullen Skink. Slicing and sautéing this… Read More

Reining it in with a Dal

Those of you kind enough to drop by on a regular basis will know that we’ve fallen into the habit of eating vegetable dal on Sunday evenings. It’s a healthy way to wind… Read More

Reining it in with a Caponata

When cooking a piece of meat or fish, it’s second nature to reach for the potatoes as an accompaniment. Don’t get me wrong, I love potatoes as much as the next person. But… Read More

The ‘Rein It In’ Diet

My brother is on the ‘High Fat Diet’. He says it’s working. But I’m sure that being a professional sportsman has something to do with it. Sure, you can smash through Hollondaise sauce… Read More

Mussel Bordelaise: A Tragedy and a Triumph

My blog is a pretty honest account of ‘The Food I Eat’. I’m afraid I don’t cook anything special for you all , I simply use this space to chronicle some of the… Read More

Christmas Lunch - Top Tips & the Odd Recipe

One of the things about being a freelancer is that there’s no Christmas party. Take note, I haven’t specified whether or not it’s a particularly good or bad thing. It’s just a thing.… Read More

51 Degrees at The Rooftop Cafe

I love a post-work drink in The City, because it’s always good to catch up with friends. There are a few downsides though. Firstly, location. Last night’s booze seeps out of every pore… Read More

Øllebrød & Grød

Since slipping a disc in a kitchen as a teenager, Mum has been prone to having a bad back. But whenever she comes to visit, she insists on lugging the most enormous booty… Read More