Deep Fried Turkey

Another southern American classic here – but one which I approached with some trepidation. I’m all for deep frying but the thought of deep frying an entire 5kg turkey filled me with excitement and fear in equal measure. I needn’t have worried. My friend Lihling ensured us that the skin acted as a shield to [...]

Shangri-la Beef with Snow Peas

Cooking for me normally involves quite a lot of time in the kitchen. I am fairly new to Chinese food and a whole new world of quick food has opened up for me. I love spending time prepearing and waiting for my food, so I’m not entirely used to having my food ready to eat [...]

Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Peas

I always fall into the trap of just sticking sausages into a pan or onto the barbecue. While this is a perfectly acceptable way of eating one of god’s finest creations – I’m always looking for a new way to serve them. This gnocchi dish does just that. Beautiful sift and light gnocchi alongside tasty [...]

Mediterranean Lamb Ribs

Lamb ribs are a new one to me! I’ve eaten them once at a Szechuan restaurant but never seen them in the shops let alone cook with them. During a trip out west today I saw them for sale at the butchers. They were superbly cheap so I bought some. I made this simple Mediterranean [...]

Chicken Curry with Tomatoes

After a bumper crop of tomatoes from the garden I was left with 3 massive bowls to rid myself of. Tomatoes are a wonderful addition to any curry and I knew they would work perfectly centre stage in this one. Their tanginess is refreshing along with the earthy note from the lentils. It’s a real [...]

Rabbit Ragu with Papardelle

Rabbit is an extremely delicious meat to cook with. Similar to chicken in appearance but a more fragrant, slightly gamey taste. It’s a meat with very little fat so works cooked either very quickly or very slowly in a thick unctuous sauce. This ragu can cook for up to 3 hours but 1 hour will [...]