The Flavour Thesaurus – Chicken and Bell Peppers

The Flavour Thesaurus by Nikki Segnit is one of the best books about food and cooking that I have purchased this year, and to judge whether that statement has any value perhaps I should mention I have bought more than 50 other cookbooks (so far). In essence it is not really a cookbook per se, no…

Pitt Cue Co -The Cookbook “Hog Mac ‘n’ Cheese”

Pitt Cue Co in SoHo London have only been going for a couple of years and I managed to get my hands on a copy of their new cookbook recently and as per usual I spent quite a lot of time drooling over the different recipe ideas. I haven’t eaten there yet and now I…

The Exotic Meat Cookbook – Camel, Chorizo, and Butter Bean Stew

  When it comes to buying cookbooks I have a somewhat expensive habit of purchasing them based on a single picture or recipe that I see as I am flicking through the pages. This was the case when I found myself in possession of a copy of The Exotic Meat Cookbook by Jeanette Edgar and Rachel…

Rick Stein’s India – Cooking the one pot wonder of Lamb Dopiaza

In common with many of you I was glued to Rick Stein‘s TV Series about India and took the first opportunity that I had to purchase a copy of the book that accompanied the series. Well when I say first opportunity, I waited until Asda (other supermarkets also discount) had it on special offer (Sorry…

Getting my “Mincespiration!” with Dean Edwards

I could not resist buying the new cookbook ‘Mincespiration’ from Dean Edwards. I almost did but then I started to flick through it in Asda and several recipes jumped out off the pages and cried out to my stomach “Try me!” Then my brain got involved and pointed out that ‘you do seem to buy a lot…

“Toad in the Hole” inspired by ‘The Fabulous Bakers Brothers’

One of the benefits of returning to the UK is that I have been able to catch up on my UK Cookery programmes and get introduced to some new chefs. It’s amazing how quickly someone new can arrive on the scene. My new favorites are the “Fabulous Baker Brothers”- Henry and Tom Herbert. They have a show on Channel…

Jamie Oliver – Meatball Carbonara

So earlier today I had a disastrous lunch at Burrito House, but never mind, as promised (mostly to myself) tonight I have cooked one of my favorite meals, my version of Jamie Oliver’s Sausage Carbonara or ‘linguine alla carbonara di salsiccia’. Now I do take some liberties with the recipe which all good home cooks…

Man off a tram “How a guy follows a recipe in Stephanie Izard’s ‘Girl in the Kitchen’ cookbook and spent $40 making soup (good soup mind you)

So sometime back when I started this blog I went down to Ethyl’s Food Truck Night where Stephanie Izard was selling her new book “Girl in the Kitchen” and selling soup from the Lillie’s Q food truck. http://elstopfoodhunt.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/girl-in-a-food-truck-ethyls-dive-bar-truckin-thursday/ Since then I have watched that season of  Top Chef and finally this week made the attempt…