Believe it or not, I really don't eat out very much and I'm horrible at choosing restaurants. One bad review in amoungst the three hundred full-star reports on trip advisor will cancel a booking and send me back to my tried and tested just eat menu or to the co op for some chillies and … Continue reading 2017- The Dinner Resolutions
It’s that time of year when Christmas is over and you’ve had too much booze, brie and baked goods so it’s time to switch immediately to cayenne tea and rocket salads, right? Maybe best throw in a side of diazepam and hide all the sharp kitchen utensils while you’re at it. So many January eating … Continue reading Adventures in Slow Cooking: Broccoli Cheese Soup
I first came across a broccoli salad as a side for possibly the best chicken wings I've ever eaten in Mighty Quinn's East Village incarnation. How it took me 13 months to reproduce I'm not exactly sure, but I did in the end. My attempt came out for a soul food inspired family dinner recently … Continue reading Broccoli Salad. It’s so much better than it sounds.
Last night, for reasons un-discussable, my Step Father sent me a video of three lovely middle aged, tinsel adorned ladies singing a comically sweary festive ditty urging one not to be unpleasant over the Christmas Period. It's never a bed of roses for any one over the age of 12, is it? I think I've … Continue reading The X-mas Files: Why I Hate Christmas Food
I've always been one to romanticise the American South, mainly due to various drawly, tanned and laid back Hollywood incarnations of the mid nineties. Oh and Poppy Z Brite books. As well as loving a good vampire fight in the French Quarter, I have long salivated over the Soul Food phenomenon from gumbo to BBQ … Continue reading Sweet Potato Casserole