Author Archives: headchef

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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Default pasta sauce

This is my current default tomato-based pasta sauce. Feeds family of 5. 2 x cartons of passata (Sainsbury’s Basics will do – or chopped tinned tomatoes) handful of fresh basil, chopped 4 or 5 anchovies from a jar 3 fat … Continue reading

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SuperFry Chicken Escalopes

Tilly likes these so much we’ve added this to the menu in our Imaginary CafĂ©. You will need: Some chicken thighs (or breasts, but thighs are cheaper and tastier. Cheaper and tastier in the Suppertime way.) – 1 per person. … Continue reading

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Simple Coq au Vin

It’s old-fashioned but it’s wet & windy and this went down a treat tonight. Easy, warming, delicious. Would feed about 4 hungry adults – 1 adult and 2 children failed to eat half of this, the left-overs are a freezer … Continue reading

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Easy peasy quesadillas

Quesadillas are so easy to make, I can’t believe we’ve never tried them before – especially since we have Mexican food every couple of weeks. We made potato and chorizo ones, but I’ll outline a couple of possible alternatives at … Continue reading

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Christmassy red cabbage

I was trying to make Nigella’s red cabbage from her Christmas book, but I didn’t have the right spices and I mistook pomegranate juice for cranberry – it worked rather well, certainly much sweeter than my usual winter red cabbage. … Continue reading

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