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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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Pork belly braised in beer, with Cajun spices

Pork belly braised in beer, with Cajun spices

It's good to plan ahead, and it's even better to have something substantial sitting in the fridge ready to go for those 'look, it's been a long day, can't really be bothered cooking anything at all' kind of nights, of which, in December there are oh-so-many. It's a busy time of year, and I feel [...]

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How to make pulled pork

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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Chorizo Scotch eggs

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

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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