Food and drink, recipes and cooking

Recipes and cooking, ranging from simple and easy to something a little more challenging.

Char sui pork

Chinese char sui pork

I like to be ready. Normally, this translates into having something versatile in the fridge, some sort of 'mothership' that could turn into a couple of meals in those situations where everybody's forgotten about eating, but suddenly become really hungry. For this reason, I tend to over-order, to buy a slightly bigger joint than strictly necessary, with [...]

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Tomato mutton curry

Tomato mutton curry

This is a first for me. It's the first time I've cooked a curry that doesn't have any chilli in it at all. Not one single bit. None. Instead, this is a simple dish that relies on the delicate depth of its spicing for character and body. This is an excellent dish for those times [...]

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Sicilian butternut squash and chickpea stew

Sicilian butternut squash and chickpea stew

It struck me on Friday evening that I'd eaten meat on six out of the last seven days. I'm a carnivore, that's self-evident. I eat meat, and I'm happy to do so, as long as the animal is reared properly and its meat is of a good quality. I wring the most out of every piece [...]

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Keelham Farm Shop’s Yorkshire Beer Experience Taste Box

Keelham Farm Shop’s Yorkshire Beer Experience Taste Box

First, a slight apology. I realise that, as I post the photo above, I've stumbled into the trap of using a boring cliché. That line up is everywhere. It's the beer drinker's equivalent of the fashion blogger's flat lay. Seriously, search for 'flatlay' on Instagram and have a look at the 635,000 near identical photos of [...]

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