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Seasonal Favourites

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

Shoulder of Pork with Potato Dumplings and Red Cabbage

This is the dish you can find at Seins’ Kingston branch called: Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel und Rotkraut. I had if for my birthday meal with family and friends: it was a perfeect meal, in wonderful company.

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Marisa’s Pasta

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

Pumpkin Pie

My best pumpkin pie yet!

Cauliflower Cheese Italian Style

‘Oh! Love cauliflower cheese. But this is an Italian cauliflower cheese…”

Latest recipes

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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 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.

Tuna & Sweetcorn Nachos

Tuna and Sweetcorn combine brilliantly when made into nachos.

Sweetcorn Margaritas and Tuna Ball Canapés

Tuna and sweetcorn turned into a happy hour treat.

Tuna & Sweetcorn Melt

Here sweetcorn is added to a basic tuna melt. Adding sweetcorn works well and makes a the melt less rich.

Tuna & Sweetcorn Yakitori

Japanese style barbecued skewers of tuna and babycorn with ponzu 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.

The Art of Perfection

Japanese cultural behaviours are steeped in ancient Japanese traditions. One of these traditions is ‘kaizen’…

The Secret of Eating in a Chinese Restaurant

After a day out in London with the family, we will usually wander up Shaftesbury Avenue to find a small unassuming Chinese restaurant we know. This place is consistently busy with…

How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving—10 Different Ways

‘A guide through all the options we know… One these should be just the trick you need this Christmas’

WDC Wins at Estimation Nation Baking Challenge!

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.

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.



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