Tag: butter

Floyd on France: Gigot de Lotte
While sitting in isolation, the brain doth tick. My cookery books are out and old series of classic shows are playing continuously on the laptop. One of the very best is ‘Floyd on France’ starring Keith Floyd touring the various acclaimed food regions of France. 
Coronavirus Isolation Recipes: Easy Apple and Blackberry Pie
This is embarrassingly easy. I should be ashamed for putting this on these pages, really I should. Well actually, no I shouldn’t because these are times when we need easy recipes. Budget friendly and simple to make - well, they don’t come much easier than this. 
Make your own pastrami kit, Spicely Does It
Following a thoroughly fascinating podcast with Gaynor Preece of Spicely Does It, I left the company offices in the High Peak with a present. The box in my possession happened to be a kit containing everything that you need to cure a beef brisket into pastrami. I...
Yee Kwan Sticky Toffee Pudding Chocolate Miso Ice Cream
There is something about sweet and salty desserts that is just heavenly. The Yee Kwan ice cream range includes some sublime flavours with one of the most interesting being chocolate miso. A rich chocolate ice cream given an unusual twist with the addition of miso paste.

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath
Somewhere on my vast bookshelf is a cookery book dedicated to pastry. This book is by a man called Richard Bertinet, owner of a bakery in the side streets of Bath. Bertinet’s book is simple and informative and has always stayed in my mind. I headed to his bakery...
Venison with Chocolate Sauce
A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range are truly unique in the sense that each bar contains a superfood, meaning that the chocolate is a lot better for you than most. I...
Pork Steaks with Mustard, Cider and Cream Sauce
We stayed recently at the beautiful Stanley Villa Camping site in Greenhalg, just outside Blackpool. The site says camping but really, this is glamping. Cosy pods to relax in and a choice of fire pits and barbecues to cook with. This is living the outdoor dream alright. The video...
North Bar and Kitchen Leicester
Following a top weekend away at Sketchley Grange, Hinckley, we ventured back into Leicester in search of some Sunday lunch. For some time I had been hearing great things about a small restaurant on Hinckley Road, famed for its modern British approach to fine dining with a French twist....
Cod with Wild Garlic
After a successful forage around Bradgate Park for those elusive Wild Garlic leaves, I had to come to a decision about what to make. Many recipes in my collection pair fish along with Wild Garlic so I had the idea of fish, vegetables and perhaps some Wild Garlic butter...
Something that i’ve always wanted to do is cook abroad. I love restaurants and street food but to pass up the cracking selection of ingredients in the markets around Europe is just crazy. While in Colmar we were staying at the Appart’hôtel Odalys La Rose d’Argent which houses a...
Maison des Têtes, Colmar
  At one of the most famous buildings in Colmar sits an equally famous restaurant. The Maison des Tetes restaurant came to light back in the late 80’s when bon viveur Keith Floyd strode into the kitchen. On that occasion Floyd succeeded in welding a traditional liver dumpling recipe to...
Pierre Koffmann Halibut
Trying to stay healthy while craving rich French food isn’t easy. Especially when my book shelves are groaning with countless recipes designed to disrupt my diet. One such book that I didn’t expect to find anything particularly for the health conscious in was Pierre Koffmann’s ‘Classic Koffmann’ - a...