Beef Cheeks Bourguignon: A Hearty Stew

Boef Bourgignon aka Boeuf à la Bourguignonne is a classic French dish often thought to originate from the Burgundy region of France, though food historians suggest this is not the case; concluding instead that it was likely created in Paris, and named simply for the use of Burgundy red wine that is a prominent ingredient. ... Read more »

Pommes de Terre Braytoises – Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

As a cheese and bacon addict, I often have leftover cheese in my fridge, not to mention the stash in my freezer. There’s often half a tub of sour cream or crème fraiche hanging around too, a few rashers of bacon leftover from a weekend brunch and half a bottle of mustard languishing in the ... Read more »

A Review of The Whole Hog Cookbook

The Whole Hog Cookbook

It was the pull of the pig that drew me towards The Whole Hog Cookbook. Promising “chops, loin, shoulder, bacon and all that good stuff“, author Libbie Summers draws on childhood memories of her grandparents’ hog farm together with “modern sensibilities [that] lend new twists to beloved dishes“. As the front flap declares, “the best ... Read more »

Ice Cream Wednesday: Chloe’s Candied Bacon, Toasted Pecan, Maple Syrup, Southern Comfort & Salt Ice Cream

Fellow chocolate fiend Chloe, The Faerietale Foodie, was unable to make the Gaggia coffee and ice cream event I attended several weeks ago. (A 5pm start for a blogger event does rule out most bloggers, who have full time jobs alongside their food blogs). Initially, she was most disappointed about missing the coffee half of ... Read more »

Chicken, Bacon, Mushroom & Crème Fraiche Pasta

I’m no expert on Italian cuisine but have been lead to believe that chicken with pasta is a no-no. I wonder if that’s true? Nonetheless, it’s a favourite combination of many pasta lovers, myself included. One of the longest-standing fall-back dishes in the Pete & Kavey household is pasta with chicken, lardons or bacon, mushroom ... Read more »

Angela Nilsen’s Ultimate Quiche Lorraine

The Ultimate Quiche Lorraine

In February 2007 I chanced upon a marvellous cookbook: The Ultimate Recipe Book by Angela Nilsen. It had just been published, so I’m not sure how (or where) I came across it so soon, in the days before my compulsive food blogging. But I was instantly taken with Nilsen’s approach of selecting 50 classic dishes ... Read more »