Dad’s Tibetan Rice

Dad's Tibetan Rice

This recipe for Tibetan Rice, from Taste Tibet: Family Recipes from the Himalayas by Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa, is a speciality of Yeshi’s older father, a dish he makes for lunch every Tibetan New Year. Unlike barley – which grows well in the high mountain climate of the Tibetan plateau – rice must be ... Read more »

Green Couscous With Prawns

Green couscous with prawns recipe from Roasting Pan Suppers by Rosie Sykes

Couscous is an excellent alternative carbohydrate to rice, potatoes and pasta when you’re looking for a change. This delicious and simple recipe for green couscous with prawns combines prawns, peas, spinach, preserved lemons, olives and parsley with couscous to create a colourful, delicious meal. The recipe comes from Rosie’s latest book, Roasting Pan Suppers which ... Read more »

Three-Pea Tagine

Three-Pea Tagine

You’ll know from guest author Jack’s review of review of Meze: Snacks, Small Plates and Street Food from the Middle East, by Sally Butcher that he was a real fan of the Three-Pea Tagine recipe. He described the spicing as beautifully layered, lifted by the bright note of mint. It works well as one dish ... Read more »

Pea, New Potato & Goat’s Cheese Frittata

I remember very clearly when the all new Sainsbury’s magazine was launched back in May 1993. Back then, supermarket magazines were pretty wretched; thin and cheaply produced with a dearth of compelling content. The Sainsbury’s magazine pumped oxygen into a stagnant pond and I loved it from the get go! Delia Smith and husband Michael ... 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 »

Chicken & Pea Farrotto With Braised Gem Lettuce

What’s In A Name? Risotto – pronounced [ɾiˈzɔtːo] a classic Italian dish of rice cooked in wine and stock to a naturally creamy consistency; traditionally made with high-starch, short grain rice varieties; the grains are usually toasted in butter and oil before liquid is added gradually; to finish finely grated parmesan cheese is stirred in ... Read more »