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Warning: don’t eat these brownies alone

Warning: don’t eat these brownies alone

You need to have at least 3 other people around to eat this with you, so that they can: save you from a calorific (but glorious) death give you someone to bounce off during your sugar high praise you profusely for your amazing baking talent This recipe is from The Londoner, and she calls them … Continue reading

Crispy three veg

Crispy three veg

The last time I cooked steak was on my BBQ when I still lived in Oz. In 2007. Not because I don’t like steak, but because I adore steak – and with no BBQs to hand in London, I want it to be melt in the mouth restaurant perfect instead of out of my pan … Continue reading

Anzac Day special – Turkish red lentil soup

Anzac Day special – Turkish red lentil soup

Every year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders remember the fateful landing in Gallipoli, Turkey, on the 25th of April 1915. The landing site has now been renamed as Anzac Cove and on the 25th of April every year there are Anzac Day marches all over Australia and New Zealand. In the … Continue reading

Food, Fast: Caramel chicken

Food, Fast: Caramel chicken

Bill Granger recently opened his first restaurant in London, which unfortunately doesn’t take reservations so isn’t necessarily a great option for a hungry week night. But it did inspire me to go have a hunt for a recipe of his for my final quick chicken experiment. Quick Chick Part #5: Caramel Chicken In a bowl toss together: … Continue reading

Food, Fast: Tarragon chicken

Food, Fast: Tarragon chicken

I love watching Nigella Lawson. It’s true what they say, she makes cooking sexy. In a mum way. Her book Kitchen has a section entitled “Hurry Up, I’m Hungry!” written specifically for me, I’m sure. Determined to try one of her recipes, I bullishly ignore through my two main problems: I can’t find fresh or … Continue reading

Food Follies in France: Egg Rolls

Food Follies in France: Egg Rolls

If you ask the French, their country is the birthplace of fine cuisine, and still holds the monopoly on this market. They consider themselves quite the food connoisseurs, making them a formidable crowd to please… when I don my chef’s cap here in France, the pressure is on! And so I introduce the first in a … Continue reading

Food, Fast: Best stir fried chicken

Food, Fast: Best stir fried chicken

Gwyneth Paltrow might be an unlikely source of inspiration for recipes, but her Notes from My Kitchen Table cookbook really is a touching read; as much about her love for family as food, and beautifully laid out. So when I see her recipe for the BEST stir fried chicken which supposedly only takes fifteen minutes … Continue reading

Baba ghanouj

Baba ghanouj

One of my enduring memories of travels through the Middle East has to be the smoky flavour of roasted eggplants (or aubergine if you are continental!). In Turkey it was the classic Ottoman dish hünkar beğendi or Sultan’s Delight, and in Lebanon it was baba ghanouj. In both of these dishes, the eggplants are roasted … Continue reading