Author Archives: headchef

Best fish pie yet

We’ve been making Jamie Oliver’s Fantastic Fish Pie for years, and I see Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a similar recipe in his new comfort food book. But tonight I decided not to look at that, and busked my own new twist … Continue reading

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Post-roast chicken soup

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new cook book River Cottage Good Comfort is a treasure trove of simple, tasty recipes – just the sort of thing we love here at Suppertime! I won’t spoil his sales by repeating the recipe, but this is … Continue reading

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Retro recipe cards

I did a bit of graphic design noodling at the weekend and made a faux-old Suppertime book from the 1960s and some 60s/70s style recipe cards too. What do you think?

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Roast tray with hoummmmous

My daughter made this tonight and it was utterly delicious – the photo doesn’t do it justice. Also, the best houmousĀ  I have ever tasted! Serves 2 Houmous 1/2 can of chickpeas 1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin 1 heaped teaspoon … Continue reading

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Hot dog stroganoff

Too many sausages! I made this for 3, scaled down… but didn’t scale it down quite enough. Burp! It is quick, easy and delicious, though. And it doesn’t have any dill in it. This should feed 5 people easily. Adapted … Continue reading

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Chicken in cider

We’ve had Claudia Roden’s beautiful book Food from Spain on our bookshelves (not, note, in the kitchen) for a long time and we have hardly cooked anything from it. That changed last night when we made two dishes, both delicious … Continue reading

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Flatbreads and hummous

Tragically no photos of these, they all got eaten too quickly to snap. But once you’ve made your own hummous and flat breads you’ll never go back to shop-bought. Hummous This is adapted from Jersualem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami … Continue reading

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Pork ramen

Adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe when I realised that most recipes in a certain ramen cookbook required 8 other things you had to make and about a month of spare time. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 chicken stock cube … Continue reading

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Meat L*qu*r-Style Layover Chili

They may not have given away the recipe for the Dead Hippie burger sauce, but The Meatliquor Chronicles (Faber & Faber) is, I have to say, worth buying for one recipe alone: their Layover Chili. This is the only way … Continue reading

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