Recipes (my own and from reviewed recipe books), reviews of cookery books and cookery classes, food and kitchen equipment product reviews – if it’s about cooking or eating at home, it’s here!

Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

Home Cooked Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

I would never have thought to use pineapple as the core ingredient in a curry, even though I’ve enjoyed curries made from pumpkin and sweet potato. But this Sri Lankan pineapple curry, combining fresh ripe pineapple with coconut milk and spices, works beautifully and is an absolute revelation. The recipe comes from Peter Kuruvita’s cookbook ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from the UK

Full English cooked breakfast

The different regions and countries that make up the United Kingdom all have their own specialities, but some foods are eaten across the UK. There may be slight differences in the recipes depending on exactly where you eat them, but these dishes are popular throughout the country. I hope you enjoy these suggestions for the ... Read more »

Chinese Chicken Chow Mein by Kwoklyn Wan

Chicken Chow Mein

I rarely order a Chinese takeaway without including a chow mein; who can resist the signature smokey flavour that wok frying imparts to savoury fried noodles? This chicken chow mein from Kwoklyn Wan’s Chinese Takeaway in 5 is straightforward and quick to make – the perfect Chinese fakeaway recipe. Indeed it’s one of the recipes ... Read more »

Mexican Flan

If you’ve ever enjoyed a French crème caramel, Spanish crema volteada or Portuguese pudim flan, you will adore Mexican flan, a superbly rich and silky version of the classic caramel custard dessert. This recipe hails from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, in which she shares traditional home-style recipes and memories from Mexico. Read our ... Read more »