Pete & Leo Williamson

What Dad Cooked is a collection of our dad’s recipes, thoughts, tips and cooking hacks that simply need to be shared with all you foodies!

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Orange Julius

October 9, 2017

If you’ve been pining, like me, for a real taste of California, here it is an Orange Julius you can make at home!

Mr WDC
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Californian Salad

October 3, 2017

This is my interpretation of Californian cuisine. A salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in California…

Mr WDC
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Fish Taco

October 3, 2017

I’ve posted another recipe for fish taco using salmon. This versions has a developed sauce which is rather like a Mexican tartar sauce. I’ve also added street-style corn on the cob which is a perfect accompaniment.

Mr WDC
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Bavette Open Steak Sandwich Au Jus

October 3, 2017

This open ‘sandwich’ was devised for our Californian Dreamin’ 2 Supper Club. It’s based on a ‘French Dip’ sandwich, which was invented in Los Angeles in the early 20th Century.

Mr WDC
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Lemon Tart, Meringue, Mock Boysenberry Coulis, Berries

October 3, 2017

This was devised as the dessert for our California Dreamin’ 2, Supper Club.

Mr WDC
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Black Cherry Sachertorte

September 29, 2017

A classic chocolate torte, but I’ve used black cherry conserve instead of apricot jam – when you add a big swirl of whipped cream – it becomes a Black Forest gateaux Sachertorte!

Mr WDC
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PYO Still Going Strong at Garsons

September 29, 2017

Get down to Garsons or your local Pick-Your-Own farm and treat yourself to some amazing seasonal produce.

Mr WDC
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Lemon Curd Cupcakes

September 27, 2017

These were inspired by a jar of Classic Lemon Curd, by Scarlett & Mustard from Liberty.

Mr WDC
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Checking Out Liberty’s New Food Hall

September 24, 2017

What Dad Cooked was invited to the launch of the new Liberty Mini British Food Hall.

Mr WDC
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Fish Soup

September 22, 2017

I was surprised by the beautiful colours of this dish. It made me pine for the Mediterranean sun.

Mr WDC
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Chicken Cordon Bleu

September 22, 2017

We didn’t eat Chicken Kiev when we were growing up – we had cordon bleu instead. They’re a lot easier than a Kiev but just as tasty. Great for kids.

Mr WDC
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Cinnamon Apple Pie

September 20, 2017

With an abundance of apples being harvested, what better way to use your bounty than with this autumnal cinnamon apple pie.

Mr WDC
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Sweet Corn Memories

September 13, 2017

Growing up in Southern California in the 60s, our family was fussy about its corn…

Mr WDC
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Comparing the Raw Taste of Four Garlic Cultivars

September 12, 2017

I’m testing garlic. Well, somebody has to do it.

Mr WDC
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Pesto alla Genovese

September 11, 2017

I’ve gone out guns blazing to try to find the perfect recipe for pesto. Well, it may not be perfect, but without a trip to Genoa, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to eating an authentic pesto alla Genovese…

Mr WDC
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