There is a fat, lazy pigeon on the roof-top 20 feet away… he’s eyeballing me…tucked in between a faded green bucket and some forgotten terracotta roof tiles. He looks comfortable and at home in the heat of this Catalan dusk, I’m not….. I rest my chin on my arms leaning on the wall of… Read More Ceviche and getting ‘lost’ in Barcelona
Tony, Chef, me and about 10 other people had followed the fight all the way and where now jammed in the front door wide eyed and expectant jostling for a view of the final round. To this point at least 12 right crosses, 2 upper cuts and a nose bite had been delivered as the… Read More Little Maggie’s Gambas on Rye
I learned curry at the hands of an Indian master named Shivani – a stunningly beautiful women from New Delhi who was instrumental in guiding me into the alchemy and storm that is cooking. I walked into her kitchen during the summer break of my 2nd year at University looking for a job washing pots,… Read More Chicken Vindaloo, the reason I cook and how she made it happen….
You can’t book this joint, you turn up and hope there’s a place at the bar or at one of the ramshackle tables around the room. More often than not there isn’t…but you’ve come tantalisingly close, you make it through the heavy black curtain that hangs inside the joint’s front door right onto the main… Read More A Mexican stand off – Elotes, Guac and spiced chicken
This is the BBC…….nope, not that one. This is my Big Bean Chili (see what I did there?). I make this up in literally monster batches and freeze in individual portions in these little Falcon bowls – perfect for a one-man supper boost when the desire to ‘create’ in the kitchen has just simply disappeared…which… Read More The BBC – ‘Big Bean Chili’