So this dish is all about Sumac – an incredible spice typically native to the Middle East and certain parts of Italy (and North America) – it’s tart, punchy and has a knock out deep dark purple colour to it. It’s a little other-worldly and feels oddly ‘in-organic’ but its serious stuff when it… Read More Chicken with Sumac & Coriander
If you’ve been kicking around my blog for a while you’ll know I’m all about balance, not just in terms of food but in terms of life in general (well, I’m as balanced as I can be…there are wagons I occasionally and positively love to fling myself off). So I sat thinking about the last… Read More Devilled Pugliese Poussin
Spice alchemy is probably the single most important kitchen skill I have – things can be chopped, diced, boiled and fried but any monkey can be trained to nail these but to know how to combine spices is to know God………but that might be a slight exaggeration……….or not………. I learned spice alchemy from my Indian… Read More How I learned ‘spice’ – chicken and peas!
I was on TV3 recently teaching a couple of non-cooks how to nail the mighty Chicken and leek pie, an incredible experience and one accented further by the fact that the show’s host was the very groovy Angline Ball AKA Imelda Quirke from The Commitments fame. During the show the one thing that hit me… Read More Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Mash and Mushy peas – killer!
So, the holiday season is well and truly over and with it the excess of rich food, great booze and everything indulgent. It’s now time to cut out the ‘bad stuff’ and focus on the healthy and clean……………….. Ha, who am I kidding! Sorry, but I don’t buy that lark at all, why should my… Read More Crispy Chicken n Peppers