Pork Dijonnaise

Pork Dijonnaise

Pork Dijonnaise. This is a healthy version of a dish with its roots in the city of Dijon, France famous of course for its...
Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Creme fraiche and Parmesan

Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Crème fraiche and Parmesan

Cabbage and bacon are a combination that work well so with this dish I chose to go with Cavelo Nero, similar to cabbage but...
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...
Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

I used to get these from an Algerian bakery of all places in Paris, but they were the best Croque Monsieurs I have ever...
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...
Chorizo, Rocket and Pepper Roll

Chorizo, Rocket and Pepper Roll

I first had this sandwich at Borough Market in London from a place called Brindisa, a place famous for tapas with a stand just...
Dutch apple cake

Dutch Apple Cake

This is a speciality found in the cafe’s of Amsterdam. Served with whipped cream it’s a lightly spiced cake filled with slices of apple...
Beef Tagliata

Beef Tagliata

If you fancy an easy starter or a healthy dinner this dish is perfect. ‘Tagliata’ meaning ‘to cut’ in Italian is a variation on...

Grilled Hake with Polenta and Almond Pesto

Hake is becoming more common in supermarkets nowadays and it’s a fish prized by the Spanish who have some excellent ways of preparing it....
Fillet Beef with Cassis, Duchess potatoes and Cauliflower puree

Fillet of Beef with Cassis, Duchess potatoes and Cauliflower puree

Blackcurrant with beef? Sounds a little odd I grant you, but trust me, it does work. Duchess potatoes are going a bit old school...
Monkfish with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Herb dressing

Monkfish with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Herb dressing

Monkfish is a great fish for roasting. Also any fear you have of finding bones in fish won’t matter as monkfish has no pin...
Cocoa Bread

Cocoa Bread

I first tasted this at a restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's kind of a halfway point between sweet and savoury bread with crushed...