Pete & Leo

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!

Recipes, news and tips
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Vegetarian Puff Pastry Pizza

September 22, 2015

‘I should claim credit for introducing this SOS puff pastry pizza idea to Dad. We lived off these quick pizzas on a recent holiday to Italy with mates…’

Leo Williamson
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Homemade Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

February 19, 2016

‘Well this was absolutely beautiful! Dad always makes the best homemade pasta and I must say I did eat more than three…’

Pete
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WDC Wins at Estimation Nation Baking Challenge!

May 26, 2016

On 19th May WDC was invited to participate in the Estimation Nation Baking Challenge at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton. All part of Smart Energy GB’s Estimation Nation Campaign for the Smart Meter rollout.

Mr WDC
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Osso Bucco

April 4, 2017

This is an Italian classic. Made with veal shin it is traditionally served with risotto Milanese and gremolata. It’s possibly my favourite Italian dish.

Mr WDC
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Teriyaki Onglet

July 6, 2015

‘Japanese food is pretty up market at the moment, but this succulent dish, believe it or not, uses cheap cuts of meat…’

Mr WDC
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Rosehip Syrup Recipe From Foraged Wild Dog Rose Hips

October 20, 2016

Food-for-free and foraging is the way. A diverse recipe to make your own rosehip syrup. Full of vitamins and goodness, try with yogurt or even rice pudding.

Leo Williamson
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Nduja Crostini

December 18, 2017

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

Mr WDC
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Pastel de Nata – Portuguese Tarts

April 10, 2016

‘Dad and I had a couple Pastel de Nata after lunch from Canela, they were amazing! Although I was advised by a friend to go to I Love Nata…’

Leo Williamson
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Salmon en croûte

July 10, 2018

Salmon en croute are brilliant – part pie, part pastie, part Salmon Wellington – what’s not to like?

Mr WDC
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Dad’s Unctuous Braised Pork Belly

September 25, 2018

There’s a big culinary issue at stake here. Is pork belly skin and fat best when its crispy or when it is soft and unctuous? I like it both ways – here’s how to do soft and unctuous.

Mr WDC
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Marisa’s Pasta

June 3, 2020

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

Mr WDC
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Why You Must Walk Down Berwick Street

March 6, 2016

From the one-time seedy heart of Soho, this is one of the area’s finest quarters. Here’s why…

Mr WDC
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Chicken and Courgette Risotto

June 29, 2016

‘Wow, this is probably my favourite dishes ever! Creamy, yummy risotto.”

Leo Williamson
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Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

April 6, 2018

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

Mr WDC
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How To Make A Roast Dinner Last All Week

August 30, 2015

Here is a real-life example of how to use a Sunday roast dinner leftovers through the week…

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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Warm Chicken Liver & Bacon Salad

August 8, 2015

“I always thought liver was just a bit odd, my Nonna used to serve it to my brothers and I as kids…”

Leo Williamson
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A Wagashi Birthday Treat

June 3, 2018

A dear friend made a trip to the Minamoto Kitchoan in Piccadilly London and bought a bag-full of wygashi delights for my birthday.

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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Eggnog – an American Tradition

December 20, 2016

Making eggnog is an essential ritual for Americans during winter celebrations. But beware – it’s dangerously delicious!

Mr WDC
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