Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bill Granger’s citrus risotto with prawns

More lemons today, and a wonderful way to lighten and brighten risotto. Love it as I do, I sometimes find the butter-cheese overload a bit much. Not often, I grant you, but enough to be interested by Asian-inspired versions like … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi’s roasted aubergines with saffron yogurt

When I want a new idea for the relatively mundane, I turn to Ottolenghi. Whether the chef, the restaurant or the cookbooks, it is, for me, a name synonymous with reinvention, particularly of vegetables. There is no limp lettuce or … Continue reading

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Gremolata or how not to waste a lemon

I have always loved lemons. When I was little, so I am told, I used to grab any little piece of one and suck out the juice. I still do it now because I love their sharp taste, the way … Continue reading

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Herb and butter pasta sauce

For the nights when you are hungry for more than toast, but beyond cooking, this is a perfect solution. All you need is some butter, some fresh herbs (I confess, I got mine from my window ledge, but every supermarket … Continue reading

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A handful of Salade Niçoise

There’s not much that makes me want to leave London but, right now, the weather is, well, challenging. It’s the weather for socks, central heating and raincoats when I should be moaning about wasps, barbecues and sweaty people on the … Continue reading

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Harissa lamb with couscous

Yet again the weather has foiled my food plans. I had gazpacho in mind, but as I write this the forecast is ‘rain becoming heavy and persistent’ and cold soup is definitely not rain food. So I want something hot, … Continue reading

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BurgerMonday part 2

It was July 4th yesterday and my second adventure with pop-ups took place at a suitable place for Independence Day: Joe Allen’s in Soho. I can safely say that the company was just as good, if not better, but the … Continue reading

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Cheese soufflé recipe for one, two, three…

Cheese soufflé is one of my all-time favourite foods and although the word soufflé seems to provoke fear in many an amateur cook it’s not that difficult. You need to be able to do three things: make a cheese sauce; … Continue reading

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Self-sufficiency salad with caramelised onion, rocket and goat’s cheese

WTF is two months old today and I have learnt an awful lot in that time, an awful lot about how easy it can be to eat well every day and how a little bit of planning can turn a … Continue reading

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