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...
Strawberry-Choux-Puffs

Strawberry Choux Puffs

These pastries remind me of Paris. Visit any patisserie and you’re bound to come across these in one form or another. The recipe is...
La Cité du Vin bordeaux

The Top 3 Wines In Bordeaux & Where To Find Them

Bordeaux is world famous for its production of fine wine. The city is awash with bars and restaurants serving the finest vintages...
Grom, Turin

Grom, Turin

Grom Turin (Various locations) Italy really is home to the best ice cream on earth. Turin though has a reputation for being quite cold and famed...
Navarin-of-Lamb

Navarin of Lamb

When spring arrives inevitably so does the best lamb. This French one-pot dish uses different stewing cuts of lamb to create a delicious flavour...
Home Cured Chorizo with Scallops

Home-Cured Chorizo with Scallops

The kind folks at Spicely Does It have sent me a real artisan’s treat. A sausage making machine complete with the basis to bang...
Chocolate Parfait with Caramel and Raspberry Popcorn

Chocolate Parfait with Caramel and Raspberry Popcorn Recipe

  Recently, a company by the name of Popcorn Shed kindly sent me a package. This package contained various...
Beef-Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

These pastries are a common street snack in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina. Kind of a Spanish version of the Cornish pasty but with...
Monkfish with Peas a la Francaise

Monkfish with Peas a la Francaise

In France, pigeon is traditionally accompanied by peas a la Francaise. Fish also goes well with this pea garnish so I have used monkfish,...
Raymond Blanc's Chartreuse of Asparagus

Cooking Raymond Blanc’s Chartreuse of Asparagus

Another journey through past cookbooks being sold for next to nothing unearthed a gem with this book from 1990 by Raymond Blanc, chef and...
The Rib Man, London

The Rib Man, London

When legends of the street food trade are spoken about in London, this man’s name is often right amongst them. Mark Gevaux...
Hotel Laurus Al Duomo, Florence

Hotel Laurus Al Duomo, Florence

Location is important in any city when choosing your lodgings. Many times we have ended up taking a 20 minute bus or train into...