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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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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Californian Dreamin’ 2 – Our Second Supper Club!!

September 11, 2017

Book now for Wednesday 4th October

Mr WDC
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The Power and Pleasure of Pesto

September 10, 2017

Does anybody know how the perfect pesto should taste? The Genovese should, it’s where the dish originates…

Mr WDC
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Trenette with Skate, Capers and Tomato

September 5, 2017

Skate is a hugely under-valued fish. We love it here. It’s also great for kids as it doesn’t have hard fish bones. I’ve been working on techniques using the distinctive texture of the flesh which reminds me of soft, subtle elvers. Here the fillets are teased into strands and fried – it works a treat with pasta.

Mr WDC
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Sardinian Gnocchi with Broccoli

September 4, 2017

This is Peter’s favourite dish from his childhood. It’s a simple and delicious pasta dish to suit every palate.

Mr WDC
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Easy Mid-Week Supper

September 4, 2017

This was an improvised quick dinner. I did not plan to post it, but it was so good I photographed it while we were eating it!

Mr WDC
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Tropical Fruit Salad

September 4, 2017

We spent August Bank Holiday at the BBC Good Food Feast at Hampton Court. I came away with three things; an idea for cooking peppers in pasta (inspired by Antonio Carluccio’s live demonstration), a taste for biltong, and a star fruit. Here’s what I did with the star fruit.

Mr WDC
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Thank You to All Our Supper Clubbers

August 29, 2017

Our first supper club was a great success.

Mr WDC
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Our First Supper Club!

August 15, 2017

Book Now for the 23rd August.

Mr WDC
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Tuna and Sweetcorn Enchilada

August 13, 2017

Tuna and sweetcorn is a popular and versatile combination. We see it used in pasta sauces, on baked potatoes, in sandwiches and even on top of pizzas. It therefore seems entirely reasonable that it would make a good filling for enchiladas. Indeed it does – very good.

Mr WDC
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Rosé Poached Peaches with Pistachio Gelato

August 6, 2017

These are possibly the poshest tinned peaches you will ever eat. They’re not only delicious, they’re beautiful.

Mr WDC
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Turkish Eggs

August 6, 2017

These were trending a while back, but they were made famous long ago by Peter Gordon at Kopapa in Covent Garden London (now closed). I had them there and thought them a bit gloopy (sorry Peter/Turkey). My version is a Turkish-style poached egg on toast. Absolutely my favourite way to eat eggs at the moment.

Mr WDC
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