Tokyo Cult Recipes | Sukiyaki (Japanese Beef Hotpot)

Yesterday I shared my review of Maori Murota’s Tokyo Cult Recipes, published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book. This beautiful hard back cookery book features over 100 recipes loved by Tokyoites, covering breakfast, lunch, sweet snacks and dinner, both foods ... Read more »

Hello, Black Garlic! Black Garlic, Mushroom & Cream Penne Pasta

I’ve been reading about black garlic for the last few years. I’ve even tried a product made with black garlic – my friend Dave made some striking black garlic cheese which I used in a delicious seasonal butternut squash and cheese bake. But until this week, I’d never actually tried the stuff as it comes, ... Read more »

Michel Roux’s Pea, Mushroom and Mint Flan from Pastry: Savoury and Sweet

I already own Eggs and Sauces, the first two titles in Michel Roux’s series of reference books on classic techniques and recipes. Pastry: Savoury and Sweet is the latest in this excellent series. There are chapters for shortcrust pastries, enriched sweet pastries, puff pastry, raised pie pastry, brioche dough, croissant dough, choux pastry, pizza dough, and ... Read more »

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 »

Jolly Olly’s Chicken Veronique

Olly Smith is well known as a wine writer and presenter, respected for helping the nation to find and appreciate good wine. But he’s also a keen food lover and has written his own cookery book Eat and Drink full of his favourite recipes, with an emphasis on food that’s great to drink with. The ... 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 »