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Seasonal Favourites

Some delicious family winter warmers to choose from the What Dad Cooked repertoire.

White Asparagus, Butter Sauce, and Prawns

This is a spring asparagus dish – but not as we know it…

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

‘Veg going mouldy… easy… turn them into a warming soup!’

Vietnamese Pho Ga Recipe (Chicken Noodle Soup)

This is Peter’s and his partner’s favourite. And we are not just saying this – it really is. He can’t get enough and even makes his own. Leo thinks it is a comforting and warming soup – perfect for a hangover!

White Asparagus, Butter Sauce, and Prawns

This is a spring asparagus dish – but not as we know it…

Pumpkin Pie

My best pumpkin pie yet!

Latest recipes

Check out Dad's latest homecooked dishes and recipes below. Or click recipes in the menu to browse through 6+ years of Dad's homecooking recipes for families.

Cassoulet de Toulouse à la Pappa

A perfect winter warmer – Cassoulet!

The Laughing Cow Lightest Loaded Quesadilla

Try Dad’s loaded low-fat salsa quesadillas with The Laughing Cow Lightest x8 cheese.

Melanzane Parmigiana with Dolmio 7 Vegetables Sun Ripened Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

An excellent way to turn a popular Italian slow food standard into an easy and quicker family classic.

Pumpkin Pie

My best pumpkin pie yet!

Tuna & Sweetcorn

Dad's latest food series is all about that much loved classic combination, Tuna and Sweetcorn (T&S) — but there are more interesting ways to get your T&S fix other than on pasta or a jacket potato! See below for some T&S inspiration!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Taglierini

My version of a tuna & sweetcorn standard.

Potato Pizza With Tuna Fish and Sweetcorn

Here’s a cool recipe for lovers of tuna fish and sweetcorn – and pizzas. A great family recipe. It’s a pizza but made with potatoes!
A quick and easy recipe that can be made in 30 minutes and no more than 10 ingredients.

Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich

This is a spin on the classic tuna sandwich. It has added sweetcorn – and all the better for it!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Terrine

Tuna and sweetcorn has never been more stylish – the tuna and corn are blitzed together to make a soft delicious terrine.

Tuna Quenelles & Sweetcorn Velouté

Tuna and Sweetcorn – but not as you know it! The tuna is blended and formed into a quenelle and covered in a sweetcorn sauce.

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Dad's Food Journal

Dad loves to write about food. Whether it's discovering a new road local to London or Surrey, where the treasures of foodie stores and independent shops delight—or Dad's macro observations in the world of food. Dad's articles (and foodie stories to his recipes) are a funny and knowledgable journey through the lense of how pops views the world.

Minamoto Kitchoan – Wagashi Heaven

Top left to right OKAMAU (Bean Jelly) Beautiful pink layed cake. FUKUWATASHI SENBEI Zigzag designed cookie with vanilla cream filling.… Continue reading Minamoto Kitchoan – Wagashi Heaven

To Confit or Not to Confit

How can we say we’re ‘worth our salt’ unless we’ve submitted to the mysteries and heartaches of the confit and lived to tell the tale?

Notes on Quick and Easy Cooking

I’ve recently posted a series of ‘quick and easy’ 30 minute recipes which have unexpectedly made me think again about the hyped-up online food industry – and my own cooking.

Shanks, Hocks, Knuckles, Shins and Legs

We all know about lamb shanks – they’ve been mandatory dishes on gastropub menus for years. But what about the same joint in pork and beef?

Wagamama and the Rise of Katsu Curry

The Wagamama in Wigmore Street opened in 1998 and was the chain’s third London restaurant.



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