Food and drink, recipes and cooking
Recipes and cooking, ranging from simple and easy to something a little more challenging.
Here's a great chance to win a box of Hotel Chocolat's new range of slightly-boozier-than-normal chocolates. The Cocktail Chocolates to Chill box contains sixteen chocolates four Passionfruit Margaritas, four Moscow Mules, four Mojitos, and four Grapefruit Gin & Tonics. These are not the dusty old liqueur chocolates of old ... there's no terrible flood of alcohol [...]
It's said of Vienna's cafés that you consume time and space, but only coffee appears on the bill. These are places to think and contemplate, to sit and read, to discuss the weighty matters of the day over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. One cup is enough. The waiter will not hurry [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]