Dave leaned closer, narrowed his eyes and delivered his long held and fiercely defended mantra……….. “You can’t learn from a fucking book………..you can only ‘know stuff’………without tactile experience you’re just taking information on board. Take Karate for example, I bought the book ‘Karate – Kill people with a Single Punch’ and all I learned how to… Read More Pork Stroganoff …….. my tricky Russian phase..
“They will be ready…..when they are ready…..com-pree-hendo”? the faux Mexican accent was abit weird…. Chef balled her fist and playfully sunk it knuckles first into my sternum, her play-fighting was most men’s street brawling. That fucking hurt but my 21-year-old ego fueled by plentiful and erratic hormones refused to show the pain of… Read More The 5 hour Pork Shoulder & The Girl from Ipanema’s arse……(go figure)
One of the many, many, many skills I learned in ‘The Kitchen’ aside from how to quickly field-dress a knife wound to my own thigh was how to ensure meat was correctly seasoned. Now, what I mean by that is not simply slinging the correct amount of salt and pepper on a steak or… Read More Bone-in Loin pork with Harissa and mustard lemon lentils
I watched a chef I worked with pour tonic water over a pork belly because it was his ‘secret method’ for ensuring crispy crackling, I talked to a home cook about 2 months ago who told me she took her Nicky Clarke hair dryer to the skin just before roasting.. In both cases I was… Read More Pork Belly with Fennel and Thyme
I dunno about you but when the sun shines my attitude in the kitchen changes dramatically – maybe it’s because I ‘think’ I have an ethereal link with my fridge (!?!) whatever the case might be I am now confident I have S.A.D.K.E. (Seasonal Adjustment Disorder Kitchen Edition) – right, so I might have invented… Read More Spiced Pork Chops with Peas