Introducing my latest toy – a dual purpose meat mallet made by Typhoon. One side has rows of small pyramid spikes and the other is flat. The idea of the spikes soften the fibres in the meat therefore making it more tender to eat and easier to digest. The other … More Stop! Hammer Time!
My major gripe with most risottos is the majority of them taste of nothing but gloopy starch. When I cook a risotto, this is always at the back of mind mind and I probably over-compensate a little. Regardless, my mushroom risotto can never be accused of being bland. There are … More Mushroom Risotto To Knock Your Socks Off
I’m lucky to work a few doors away from Mitch Tonks new Rockfish Grill and Seafood Market in Bristol. I’ve not yet eaten there but I’ve been in a few times for their fantastic fresh fish counter. I dropped by yesterday and picked up a beautiful monkfish tail (more later) … More Samphire
Just back from the weekly visit to the Stroud Farmer’s Market feeling very pleased with myself for having picked up a couple of treats from the Handmade Scotch Egg Company. With over thirty different varieties to their name, the casual browser could become a little overwhelmed. I sought advice and … More The Handmade Scotch Egg Company
There really is no other better way to BBQ prawns than Marcella Hazan describes in her simple ‘Grilled Prawn Skewers’ recipe. A testament to the adage ‘less is more’, this recipe combines a handful of simple, everyday ingredients to create something terrific and as Marcella herself advises, it produces the … More The Best BBQ Prawns You Will Eat