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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 Rillettes

These rillettes are similar to potting tuna & sweetcorn or a making a pate of the combo. Whatever you call then, you have all the great flavours of tuna in sweetcorn in handy jar that keeps for days.

Tuna & Sweetcorn Rillettes

These rillettes are similar to potting tuna & sweetcorn or a making a pate of the combo. Whatever you call then, you have all the great flavours of tuna in sweetcorn in handy jar that keeps for days.

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 & Sweetcorn Sandwich

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

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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.

10 Coffee Shops to Stop by on your Foodie Travels

We’ve been searching for the top foodie streets in London, but all that walking around requires a coffee break (or two)! Here’s What Dad Cooked’s top 10 favourite coffee shops.

An Insight into Recipe Copyright Law: Who Owns Piedmont Peppers?

Can you own a recipe? What is recipe copyright? Mr WDC looks into the confusing world or recipe copyright law in a quest to find out who owns piedmont peppers.

How to Cook Like Claude Bosi

Saturday Morning Kitchen is a great start to the weekend for any aspiring home cook. I’m often inspired by the show and adapt many of it’s recipes.

British Pie Banquet at The Thomas Cubitt

In case you didn’t know, this week is ‘British Pie Week’ – a fact that might have inspired The Tomas Cubitt gastro-pub to celebrate by hosting a British ‘Pie Banquet’ earlier in the week.

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?



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