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…