Category Archives: Chefs

Tofu and spring onion omelettes

Tofu is something I rarely eat, except in a Szechuan or Cantonese restaurant, mainly because I have no idea how to cook it. But, having noticed a) that the Chinese supermarket on the corner stocks three different types, b) that … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s gnocchi with feta and tomato sauce

Salad was my plan today, or something about how to build one with different elements. But oh my, the weather; if it rains much more I think the colour might be washed out of the sky for good. I’m sitting … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi’s grilled mackerel with pesto and courgettes

Doesn’t that mackerel look astonishing? It was such a beautiful lilac pink that it seemed a shame to cook it but, well, needs must when the stomach grumbles. I saw this recipe on the Guardian’s site at the weekend and … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s Tomatoes on Toast

Don’t be fooled by that innocuous description. I think these could be life-changing tomatoes on toast, the sort of tomatoes that turn ‘on toast’ from the bridesmaid to the bride. What is it with these Antipodeans and their ability to … Continue reading

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Lamb burgers with lime leaves

The burger can be much-maligned but, what with Obama being a bit of fan, especially after the week he’s just had, and the advent of such delights as Young and Foodish’s BurgerMonday (and Tuesday), it seems to me that its joys are being wrested away from chains … Continue reading

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RTFR: Ottolenghi’s Kosheri

Do you remember how, at school, you were always taught to read the instructions before starting an exam? You know the sort of thing: ‘You may lose marks, and even fail, if you don’t bother to find out what you … 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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