pork

Chorizo Scotch eggs

December 9, 2013
Mexican-style chorizo Scotch eggs

It’s interesting, isn’t it, how things come together? Do you find sometimes that a particular thing you did a long time ago comes back around in a spectacularly unsuspecting way? This happens to me often. At work, we call it ‘planting seeds’, an odd comment or email dropped here or there that’s designed to give […]

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On fathers, daughters and Coca-Cola glazed ham

November 16, 2012
Fathers, daughters and Coca Cola glazed ham. A recipe for poaching gammon in Coke, with a honey and mustard glaze.

She wobbled and waved around, veering close to a parked car, then caught her balance and straightened the handlebars, and she was off … the first revolutions on another cyclist’s journey. Her first ride without stabilisers. I remember doing the same thing, on a Raleigh Tomahawk – the smaller version of the famous Chopper – […]

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Chinese red-cooked pork

September 16, 2012
Chinese style red-cooked braised pork belly

My kids are quite adventurous when it comes to eating. They’ll try most things, and often surprise me by eating the most unexpected of foods with relish, whilst turning their noses up at something very, very normal. We still have episodes about ‘green bits’ every once in a while. The most striking thing about their eating […]

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On simplicity, or maple syrup & citrus marinated pork chops

April 15, 2012
Citrus marinated pork chops, from the Ginger Pig, or why cooking should be simple.

I’ve been on my own this week. When that happens, I don’t cook a great deal, mainly because the routine disappears. When the routine goes, so does my will to cook anything much at all. I get too easily distracted by Other Projects that eat up the evenings, other things that need doing. Time slips […]

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Goan-style pork vindaloo

March 13, 2011
Madhur Jaffrey's Goan style pork vindaloo

This is it. This is the most abused, mistreated and misrepresented curry in the whole of the world. There isn’t another Asian dish that comes close to this one in terms of how people view it. Its reputation is right down there in the gutter.  A vindaloo is nothing more than a macho challenge after […]

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Cochito chiapaneco, or Mexican chilli-seasoned pot roasted pork

February 21, 2011
Cochito chiapaneco, or Mexican chilli-seasoned pot roasted pork

Pork cooked slowly for a very long time in chilli? Sounds like a good idea, right? Here’s how to do it. You’ll need some dried chillis to start with – two medium anchos and four medium guajillos.  Both of these varieties are the work horses of the Mexican kitchen.  The ancho has a smokey, mild […]

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