slow cooking

How to make pulled pork

June 8, 2014
How to make easy pulled pork in a slow cooker

I’m one of those people who take photos of  food to post on Instagram. I make no apologies for this – it’s what Instagram is made for, but sometimes the application of a vintage filter on a perfectly normal photograph makes it look a little … different. Just take a second to look at the picture […]

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Slow cooking in the sand

March 19, 2014
The importance of slowness in food, and food in celebration.

It started with a text message. “Chris says can you pack a tie. You’re off to a wedding or something”. I looked down at the carefully packed bags at my feet and realised that ‘bring a tie’ actually meant ‘bring a whole set of smart clothes, including shoes, not just a tie’, and started to […]

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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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Moroccan beef tagine

August 8, 2010
Thumbnail image for Moroccan beef tagine

Moroccan cuisine is rich with influences that betray the country’s history as a strategically important place, with distinct Arabic influences laid over more obvious North African traits.  There’s also Moorish and European influence in there, too, pointing to Morocco’s closeness to Spain, and its position as a gateway to southern Europe. The tagine is emblematic […]

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Very slow roasted shoulder of lamb with merguez spices

November 21, 2009
Very slow roasted shoulder of lamb with merguez spices

A shoulder of lamb is a hefty cut, but it’s cheap and it goes a long way. This method leaves the lamb falling apart, tender from the best part of a day in the oven. It’s very satisfying and relaxing to know that something great is happening in your oven at home whilst you’re out […]

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Slow roasted pork belly with fennel and coriander crackling

October 12, 2009
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's slow roasted pork belly with fennel and coriander

A pork belly gives a lot of bang for buck. It’s a cheap cut that benefits from simple, hands-off cooking.  A few herbs, some salt and pepper and a few hours in a low oven are all you need. First, the joint. A cut from the thick end of the belly weighing between 1 and […]

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