Game Pie

game pie

A well cooked pie is a crowd pleaser of a dish. In the past I have always opted for either beef or chicken but since cooking this game pie I may never enjoy a pie of any other name. I used a mixture of partridge, pheasant and venison cooking it gently in the oven along […]

Miso & Ginger Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

ginger glazed salmon

January is a month full of new years resolutions, trying to watch the pennies and often a time when we are all feeling a little flat. It is  hard to come to terms with the aftermath of the post Christmas frenzy, especially when it comes to food. We are mostly all trying to lose a […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas lunch is a once only affair in our house. I love it but have no desire to recreate it on any other day of the year. Apart from now, that is. Waitrose got in touch to see if I would like to try out their new Interactive Meal Planner and maybe a bottle or […]

Coriander & Coconut Vegetable Curry

coconut vegetable curry

I have been experimenting with a few vegetarian meals recently. Not because I am veggie myself but because I quite like not having to make every meal revolve around meat. Good meat is expensive, so I do try to concoct mid-week meals that are more vegetable orientated  with some protein added through ingredients such as […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Lasagne

feta lasagne

Sometimes I think there is no better comfort food than lasagne. Lasagne has got it all. Layers of soft pasta, a rich meaty ragu and lashings of smooth and silky béchamel all topped off with a crisp, salty cheese laden crust. And it was Garfield’s favourite food too.   The only problem I have with […]

Japanese style marinaded pork-Celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food

marinaded pork

As part of the celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food campaign I was asked by Sainsbury’s to visit a Freedom Food pig farm and to create a recipe to illustrate how tasty our higher welfare outdoor reared British pork can be. How did they know that pork is my favourite meat? It really is. Think […]

An introduction to Korean Foods & Korean Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken

An interview with Dan Suh, MD of Korea Foods.   How long have you been MD of Korea Foods? I originally joined Korea Foods in 2001 but left in 2006 to gain further experience and to expand my knowledge with food manufacturing and sports marketing. This provided me with a better understanding of consumer needs. […]

Polenta crusted luxury fishcakes

polenta crusted luxury fishcakes

  The title of this post may lead you to think I have been splurging on luxurious and decadent fish and seafood. This may have put you off from reading further. But, fear not. These polenta crusted luxury fishcakes have been made using supermarket “own brand” low cost alternatives. I challenge anyone to tell me […]