August 30, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
‘Fings ain’t wot they used t’be’ goes the old Lionel Bart song for the hit London stage show of the same name in the 1960s about East London Cockney characters. According to that doyenne of cookery writing Prue Leith, cookbooks aren’t what they used to be either. ‘In my day you could still buy a good […]
April 6, 2014.Reading time 6 minutes.
Nigel Slater must be on holiday because I found some Claudia Roden recipes in my Observer Magazine today. And much as I love Nigel’s recipes I couldn’t be disappointed because Claudia is a culinary hero too. The recipes were from her new edition of The Food of Italy to celebrate its publication 25 years ago […]
March 24, 2013.Reading time 9 minutes.
I was in an Italian mood tonight. I made a fresh batch of Bolognese ragu as the freezer was bare (it’s almost unknown for my freezer not to contain at least one portion of homemade ragu) and I then decided to make myself some zabaione for dessert. Well, it is Sunday and Sunday deserves dessert! […]
March 22, 2013.Reading time 11 minutes.
I’ve been making moussaka for as long as I’ve been cooking, I think. I got seriously into cooking in my teens and remember I had a favourite book of classic recipes from around the world and each recipe was accompanied by a big photo of the dish. It was quite a simple and straightforward book, […]