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The flexibility of a chicken

The flexibility of a chicken

Sometimes you’re walking past the last day shelf in Tesco and a chicken for £2.50 just leaps out at you, you just can’t avoid it! You think “I can get at least four meals out of it for the two of us!” And you do! As an example meal plan: A proper Sunday roast. Beautiful […]

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Kitchen utensils

Kitchen utensils – the essentials

Having the right kitchen utensils is really important. I don’t mean some fancy motorised gizmo costing £400, I mean the basics, the simple things we use every day that make our cooking slick, fast and easy, so we don’t even have to think about what we’re doing. So here is a list of tools I […]

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Goulash London style and a heresy

Goulash London style and a heresy

A friend said he was cooking this which immediately gave me a yearning. First thing was that my paprika was supermarket and stale, so I ventured to the Spice Shop in Brighton, purveyor of all things herby, spicy and tasty. Then it starts getting religious: is it a soup or a stew? Sour cream or […]

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The English Breakfast

The English Breakfast

The English Breakfast is something we can justly claim to be great cuisine. This is but a ghost of the real thing. The “full English” would have sausages, fried bread, toast, tomatoes and black pudding.

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Making Stock: The 10 commandments

Making Stock: The 10 commandments

Apparently I’d been doing it wrong all these years. These are the rules for making stock: Thou shall use only the finest ingredients Thou shall not over cook thy stock Thou shall not sin by adding salt to thy stock Thou shall not cover thy stock with a lid Thou shall not boil thy stock […]

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