Tagliatelle with Slow-cooked Beef Ragu

This is a ‘bolognese’ sauce in essence, but of course we are better informed in 2018 and know we must never talk about ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’, especially to an Italian – and particularly one from Bologna! Certainly you will find meat rag├╣ in Italy though and the first recorded version of a meat sauce served with […]

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Vegetable Stock

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a stock snob – I never use stock cubes. I’m always amazed when famous TV chefs tell you it’s OK when they really should know better. To compare a stock cube to real homemade stock is like comparing a good coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans […]

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