Author Archives: headchef

Fusion Chilli

I love chilli. I love filling, meaty feasts like Jamie Oliver’s brisket chilli. I also love the fast-food flavours of Meat Liquor’s genius layover chilli, as used to great effect in their Chilli Cheese Fries. Tonight I combined the two. … Continue reading

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Kut-price kurrywurst

Okay, I’m not proud of this. In fact, I’m quite ashamed. I wasn’t even full of K├Âlsch as an excuse. I can merely blame the Meat Liquor cookbook and Son A for making me make Currywurst. Serves 4. You will … Continue reading

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Boy vs Food: the Brunch Wrap Supreme

My boys are big fans of Man vs Food and Epic Meal Time, and Son B (he’s the happy chappy in our banner, but 12 years old now) decided to have a go at making the latter’s Brunch Wrap Supreme. … Continue reading

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Quick, amazing meatballs with pasta

We all love Ikea meatballs, right? Tonight I decided to skip the mash, gravy and lingonberry jam, and go with pasta instead. But what sauce to make..? I made this up (with a smidge of MEATLiquor-inspiration) and it was plate-licking … Continue reading

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Burger-style bacon sarnie

Bit of a happy experiment – lacking the peanut butter required for a Dead Elvis (Nigella has a healthy version here – healthier than the MEATLiquor book one, at any rate), I decided to make a burger-style bacon sandwich instead. … Continue reading

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Red Snapper

Not, I must admit, the fish. The drink. I have long held it an unassailable truth that the greatest drink in the world is the Bloody Mary. I have strong views on how it should be made (chiefly: no horseradish, … Continue reading

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Spicy red cabbage

The smell of this filling the house on Christmas morning is divine… Half a red cabbage small onion, cut in quarters 5 cloves tsp mixed spice 1 large apple tablespoon dark sugar glass of red wine vegetable stock butter Heat … Continue reading

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Breakfast Burritos

SonA wanted one of these monsters with custom bacon tortillas for Christmas Eve breakfast. I didn’t quite have the time (or the stomach) for that, so I simplified… Makes 3 burritos. Ingredients: 1 huge potato (or 3 small ones) 1 … Continue reading

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RoxBurger review

A welcome addition to Lee High Road in Lewisham, London SE13: a new upmarket burger place called RoxBurger. It’s small but nicely-decorated inside, with a ‘lounge’ upstairs that you can use for larger groups. The menu is pretty short, but … Continue reading

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Spicy pork goulash

This was perfect meal for a wet and not-at-all warm half term supper. Adapted from Jamie at Home. Serves 4 hungry young hippos. 1kg pork shoulder, skin-on, seasoned with salt & pepper 1 or 2 onions, thinly sliced some fresh … Continue reading

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