Pete & Leo

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Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich

October 27, 2020

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

Mr WDC
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Seared Tuna & Sweetcorn Salsa

October 18, 2020

A Mexican inspired tuna and sweetcorn recipe.

Mr WDC
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Tuna Quenelles & Sweetcorn Velouté

October 17, 2020

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

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Terrine

October 15, 2020

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

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Tuna & Sweetcorn Yakitori

October 14, 2020

Japanese style barbecued skewers of tuna and babycorn with ponzu sauce

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Pizza in a Pan

October 1, 2020
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Marisa’s Pasta

June 3, 2020

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

Mr WDC
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Mixed Salad

June 1, 2020

Everyday greenery

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Unlocking the Lockdown

May 31, 2020

A simple fool to knock up with strawberries and cream

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Panelle (Sicilian Chickpea Fritters) with Lemon Basil Flowers

November 4, 2019

A Sicilian specialty made with chickpea flour. I’ve made my variety using lemon-scented basil flowers from Casanova and Daughters of Covent Garden.

Mr WDC
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Caponata with Cinnamon Basil Flowers

September 26, 2019

Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.

Mr WDC
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Sicilian Anchovies at Casanova and Daughters

September 25, 2019

A lovely memory of a Seven Dials gem.

Mr WDC
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Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés , Ice Cream, Burgers and Wardorf Salads

September 23, 2019

This may seem a little over-the-top for a dinner party – but you will certainly make an impression!

Mr WDC
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Popcorn and Caviar

August 25, 2019

This may seem a little ‘left field’ or a crazy culinary ruse – but in fact it is grounded very objectively into our family’s Thanksgiving story…

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Tosi Gorgonzola Tuna and Bresaola Canapés

July 24, 2019

Gorgonzola has quite specific likes – I’ve tried to find good partners for both the dolce and piccante.

Mr WDC
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Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés with Pumpkin and Mushroom

July 24, 2019

Gorgonzola has quite specific likes – I’ve tried to find good partners for both the dolce and the piccante.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus, Plaice and Maltaise Mousse Canapes

July 7, 2019

This is a spin on Escoffier’s white asparagus with sauce maltaise. The two are often served as an accompaniment for a white fish such as turbot. Here the fish is plaice rolled around asparagus and a maltaise mousse and served as a canapé.

Mr WDC
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Tosi Gorgonzola with Asparagus on Polenta

June 30, 2019

Well, what do you know, here’s a taste combination from out of the blue! Asparagus and dolci Gorgonzola. Add grilled polenta and well-paired wine and you will be in Italian food heaven.

Mr WDC
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Dad’s Japanese style Asparagus Tempura Soba

June 29, 2019

This is a classic Japanese way with soba and tempura. Strickly speaking the asparagus tempura is kaki-age, made like a tempura fritter rather than individual spears coated in tempura. But such academic details seem trivial when it comes to tempura – any tempura is amazing – especially asparagus!

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Niçoise Salad

June 28, 2019

The exact constituent parts of an authentic Niçoise salad is a matter of contentious debate. There must be as many points of view as there are cooks. So I am throwing my hat into the ring and offer up Niçoise with asparagus!!

Mr WDC
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