Monthly Archives: May 2011

River Cafe Easy Roast Squid recipe

The River Cafe is a truly wonderful, beautiful and expensive restaurant in west London and, about fifteen years ago, they started publishing cookery books. I have owned two of these equally beautiful books for a long time and I have … Continue reading

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Bill Granger’s Honey Lemon Chicken recipe

It may no longer be 27° in London, the wind and grey skies more reminiscent of autumn than spring, but I still want summer recipes, even if salad seems a bit, well, cold. And when I want something sunny, not … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: Recipe Books I Can’t Live Without

If I wanted to teach someone to cook, or how to have the confidence to trust their judgement I would buy them two books: Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater and Don’t Sweat the Aubergine by Nicholas Clee. I bought the … Continue reading

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Riverford’s New Potatoes With Crab and Chilli recipe

One of the things I want to do on this site is write about the cookery books that I love, that inspire me and that I recommend, buy and give to others. So this week WTF is all about cookery … Continue reading

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Chicken Legs with Feta and Roasted Vegetables

I found this idea whilst browsing food magazines in a supermarket queue and it has become an eternal favourite, mainly because it is cooking by numbers and so easy. If you have all the ingredients, great but, if not, you … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde (or how to use up the herbs in the bottom of the fridge…)

As the fridge-cleaning process enters day four, I am left with the herbs (basil and parsley, plus some mint I’d forgotten about), anchovies, capers, cherry tomatoes, eggs, halloumi, two packets of feta, black olives, two frozen chicken legs and a … Continue reading

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Asparagus Again?

Less than two weeks into the very very short season and I’ve already had asparagus four times: Benedict (twice), steamed with just butter, salt and pepper and steamed with olive oil and Parmesan. So, now that I’ve sated the desire … Continue reading

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