Food and drink, recipes and cooking
Recipes and cooking, ranging from simple and easy to something a little more challenging.
A few months ago, we spent a weekend in Berlin, an edgy, intoxicating, graffiti-covered city tortured by its own past, the streets forming the canvas on which the horrors of the last century were played out. It was cold. Very cold. A type of unrelenting cold that attacked at the very core, damp, miserable, wretched, weather [...]
A lot of mystery surrounds the humble lobster. Firstly, it isn't particularly humble - these creatures cost a lot of money. Whichever way you look at it, they're expensive. Secondly, they're a faff to prepare, a task which normally involves shipping a live lobster back from some market somewhere, agonising about the best way to [...]
'Vollkorn' is German for 'whole grain'. This bread is not a whole grain bread. It's an approximation of such that's lighter and not quite as dense as a full whole grain loaf. It's not really 'vollkorn', but it's very good indeed. Germany would not be happy, but might eventually get over it. All that said, [...]
There's something satisfying about chucking a few ingredients into a big pan, heating it all up slowly for a few hours, and emerging with a sublime casserole or stew with the absolute minimum of effort, and this particular tagine is a fine example of that form of (dare I say) lazy, one-pot, slow-cooking. The key [...]
I made this for Christmas Day because, pretend as we do, nobody in this family really likes Christmas pudding. There's no point persevering with the lie anymore, so we did something different, and it was a vast improvement on the traditional bowl of stodge. This is our new Christmas pudding. The absence of flour makes [...]