Category Archives: Cookery writers

Giorgio Locatelli’s beef stew with peas and potatoes

Cold, isn’t it? I turned the heating on for the first time this week and I didn’t once feel guilty about how early in September it was. And, when the light dips along with the mercury, my thoughts turn to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, a birthday cookbook, and a cold-weather soup

Hello and Happy New Year! As I write this I can feel the cold around my ankles, despite being indoors, wearing two jumpers, jeans, socks and slippers, despite the heating being on and despite the consumption of many cups of … Continue reading

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The first soup of the winter: romanesco and cheese

I do love cold weather, or at least I do love it when it’s still a novelty, when all the fabulous autumn ingredients fill my head with possible recipes. I love the abundance of different squash, cabbages and apples, I … Continue reading

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A chef’s pan and chicken sofrito

My nephew and godson Matt went to university a month ago and, by all accounts, he is having a blast (not that he’s told ME; hello Matt, are you ever going to reply to your aunt’s text?!). He loves food … Continue reading

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Three Good Things: squid, roast potatoes, chilli

I am a little sceptical, often with good reason, about cookbooks that sell themselves on a gimmick (e.g. a certain number of minutes; a limited number of ingredients). And I therefore had a bit of an aversion to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Three Good … Continue reading

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Perfect, never-bore-of-it, granola

If there is one thing I make all the time, one thing that I can, just about, do without a recipe, it’s this granola. I wrote about it four years ago, on my first food blog, and it suddenly struck … Continue reading

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Thomasina Miers’s chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

It took me a long time to get into Mexican food. As a student my distinct memory was of acres of chilli con carne and dried-up refried beans; not the most appetising combination. Then in the States, home to some of … Continue reading

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Tartiflette: the après without the ski

At this time of year lots of very smug-looking people get on the Piccadilly Line with huge great long bags, full of their own skis (no ‘renting’ them for the ‘pros’), and for a nanosecond I dream of snow, blue … Continue reading

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Throw-in-the-oven Ottolenghi chicken (no, not an oxymoron)

Whenever I rave about Ottolenghi, someone always says, without fail, ‘oh I can’t be bothered; he uses too many ingredients’. In the last week alone the mention of his name to a) a real foodie and b) someone not that … Continue reading

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It’s salmorejo and gazpacho weather

I’ve never understood the notion of barbecues. Why, when it is already boiling hot, would you want to light a big fire and stand over it getting hotter? No, when it’s 30° (oh, it’s such a treat to write that) … Continue reading

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