Category Archives: Fast food fixes

Caramelised chicory (or endive…) with Serrano ham

This weekend, in Le Villaret, my friend Jerry chose a better main course than me (don’t you hate it when that happens?): rabbit cooked with sage, rose garlic confit and braised chicory. It was so good that it put my … Continue reading

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Mussels with cider and cream

Fast food has such a bad rap but there are some fast foods that are a lot more worthwhile than others. Some are not really food at all (anything in a cardboard box that has been warmed up in a … Continue reading

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Short and Sweet’s goat’s cheese and celeriac tart

Do you ever have nights when the cooking goes horribly wrong? So wrong that you find yourself a) with no appetite left and just having a drink instead, b) trying to rescue the overdone, the tasteless or the unrecognisable or, … Continue reading

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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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Tom kha kai: spicy coconut soup

On the blackboard in my kitchen there is a list. I call it my ‘eat up’ list because it details most of the perishables in my fridge (I’m not so anal as to list butter and milk…). I use it … Continue reading

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Thai green curry recipe: all the way from Chiang Mai

I am very very fond of Thai green curry. I don’t care that it’s a bit old hat, or that there are more interesting, and probably authentic Thai dishes to cook and eat. It perfectly combines just enough spiciness with … Continue reading

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So good I made it twice: Sweet Paul’s lemon feta dip

I’ve not been very hungry for the last week, what with heat, jet-lag and some god-awful infection that just won’t let go. But every so often, when the temperature drops and the coughing stops, I think of what I might … Continue reading

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