“I gotta get better at plate-up Tony, I literally suck at this – how the fuck do you do it”? I stared down at what looked like a pile of elephant crap on the pristine white flat-to-rim plate. This was my own personal favourite plate type, a ‘God’s-beard-white’ with just a slight cross groove running… Read More “Plate this Bourdain”….Indian Vegetable Curry
It’s early evening. Sunday, late August warm and balmy. I can taste the salt from the ocean hanging in the air and the lazy 6 o’clock sun has no mind to make way for the dark just yet. This is a magical time, day is slowly leaving and as it does it lights the… Read More Baked Courgette with Goats Cheese and Sun-Blushed Tomatoes
When you cook with Italians – you don’t actually cook, you’re life gets flipped upside down, you kinda get shunted around, snarled at a lot and prodded with wooden spoons and elegant fingers. I am a dude in a woman’s realm here and I’m ridiculously……..hopelessly….. out of my depth…………. My Italian family live in the… Read More Melanzane parmigiana…The Mafia and an Italian Kitchen
So, I’m pulling carrots out of my ears right now…where’s Bugs when you need him…(no gags about Albuquerque please) and I think I’m covered for vitamin A until December!! When it comes to veg like this and especially when it comes from my own kitchen garden I’m a total traditionalist – zero sauces, zero embellishments,… Read More My Carrots…and some other party crashers!
Some would argue that raw root veg as a credible dinner dish had its day during the 70’s where it was regularly spiked then dunked into molten Swiss cheese and shared amongst people wearing oddly fitting clothes sporting oddly fitting hair…facial or other. I’m not and do not subscribe to the ‘raw’ movement by… Read More Raw is the new….cooked !?