Just the Tonic

The Fat Duck, Bray

Our reservation for lunch at one of the world's best restaurants by one of the most crazy, forward thinking and innovative chef's of modern...
Sous Vide Pork Cheeks

Sous-Vide Pork Cheeks with Red Wine and Creamed Potato

Cheeks?! From a pig?! Yep, these are actually on sale now in british supermarkets. Not only that, they are insanely good value. This cheap...
Eton mess Candy Floss Waffle and Scoop Leicester

Waffle and Scoop, Leicester

Where did all of these suddenly come from? Leicester city centre has become invaded by ice cream and gelato parlours, but is that really...
Italian Almond Biscuits

Italian Almond Biscuits

Almond biscuits share similarities with traditional Amoretti, these crunchy, moreish biscuits are easy to make and even better to eat. Tightly locked in a...
Joe Wicks 'My Mum's Special Lasagne'

Joe Wicks – My Mum’s Special Lasagne from Lean in 15 ‘Shift’

Lasagne, who doesn’t love it? This was one of my favourite foods growing up and it seems that Joe Wicks was no different. To...
Langoustine Tortellini with Basil and Parsley

Langoustine Tortellini with Basil and Parsley

This dish may look a bit fancy, that’s because it is! It’s well worth the effort of making fresh pasta, follow these steps and...
Pollock fillet grenobloise, pomme puree

Raymond Blanc Kitchen Secrets: Pollock fillet grenobloise, pomme puree

Raymond Blanc opened this recipe with the line ‘We have fished our cod to near extinction and whilst stocks are hopefully replenishing, it is...
Hong Kong Fish Balls at Home

Hong Kong Fish Balls at Home

If you’re a regular viewer of these pages you may have come across a post about how to get the best fish balls in...
Joe Wicks Thai Beef Stir Fry

Thai Beef Stir Fry – Joe Wicks Lean in 15 ‘The Shift Plan’

Back aboard The Body Coach bandwagon I go. Last year Joe Wicks’ diet, or should I say, lifestyle plan got me in great shape...
jerusalem artichoke quay

Quay: Jerusalem Artichoke with Toma Della Roca and Rosemary Flowers

  Peter Gilmore’s stunning book from his Sydney restaurant, Quay, made a reappearance this week as I came across Jerusalem artichokes while out and about....
Osteria Pepo Florence

Osteria Pepo, Florence

This place is an old favourite. The kind of place that you imagine sits beside a market serving food as fresh as the building...
Chorizo & Rocket Salad with Poached Egg

Chorizo & Rocket Salad with Poached Egg

I’m not sure how this salad came about but I'm glad it did, proof if ever it was needed that salads can be different...