Category: Meats

Chicken Poached in Soy and Aromatics

Chicken Poached in Soy and Aromatics

Poaching (not the stealing kind) is a much underrated cooking technique which is mostly associated with cooking eggs, but I also love to cook whole chickens this way. It’s simple and the trick is to bung plenty of aromatics in the cooking liquor.

Pulled Pork Wrap – Leftover Lunches

Pulled Pork Wrap – Leftover Lunches

Getting to the end of January can be tough, as most of us are wiped out financially from the excesses of Christmas, not helped by an early December pay. As I freelance, I’m kinda used to budgeting and haven’t felt the pinch as much this […]

Organic September Recipe: Chilli Con Carne with Chocolate

Organic September Recipe: Chilli Con Carne with Chocolate

September is National Organic Month, which is about making small changes to collectively help the planet. I’m all in favour of that, and like the idea of cooking organically, but have had it stuck in my head that it’s too costly to be realistic about it. […]

Recipe Review: Sainsbury’s 2 of your 5-a-day Meatball, Lentil and Cabbage Hotpot

Recipe Review: Sainsbury’s 2 of your 5-a-day Meatball, Lentil and Cabbage Hotpot

We’ve all heard about how important it is to get 5-a-day into your diet as it’s said to help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers, but also help in general well-being and health. I’d presumed that as I eat a lot […]

A Persian Cookery Class at Open Kitchen

A Persian Cookery Class at Open Kitchen

A Taste of Madgascar and Tanzania cookery class was my first experience at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton. Open Kitchen is a bar and restaurant and the training ground for the London City Hospitality Centre (LCHC). The students prepare and serve food and drinks as […]

Recipe: Ainsley Harriot’s Beef Kofta

Recipe: Ainsley Harriot’s Beef Kofta

What gorgeous BBQ weather we’ve been having recently and I’ve made sure to make the most of it, you can see one of my last efforts here. This time round I made use of a generous BBQ kit hamper I’d been given from Ainsley Harriott’s cous […]

Product Review and Recipe: Beer Can Chicken in Opies BBQ Sauce

Product Review and Recipe: Beer Can Chicken in Opies BBQ Sauce

For a little while now, I’ve wanted to do a BBQ ‘beer can chicken’ recipe and after seeing a picture on Twitter of @LoveAndCake’s and then more recently on North/SouthFood‘s blog, I was even more inspired to give it a go. I was sent some naturally […]

Belly Pork and Cannellini Bean Stew

Belly Pork and Cannellini Bean Stew

Pork is my favourite meat, it’s so versatile and I love it in all its forms; bacon, sausages, hams, chorizos, pâtes the list goes on … The belly pork in particular is a cut that I never tire of eating, it’s the fat that does […]