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September 7, 2015

The Essentials to Cooking Paella

In Spain they take paella very seriously. Here are my tips for making successful paella in our own homes…

September 4, 2015

The Best Way To Store Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are great – but why is it so difficult to keep them fresh…

September 4, 2015

How To Make Your Own Stock

Stock is the fundamental building block in developing flavour in your cooking…

September 4, 2015

Why is the Avocado So Good?

The avocado is a very evocative fruit – it has a sensual texture and a rich and heady flesh…

August 30, 2015

How To Make A Roast Dinner Last All Week

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

August 3, 2015

Cherry Parfait

This is a store-cupboard cheat – the kind one is sometimes forced to make when…

August 2, 2015

How To Chop An Onion

Here is a description – and a gif – of the most basic skill in cooking…

August 1, 2015

Comparing 5 Pecorino Cheeses

Pecorino is made with ewe’s milk. The Italian for sheep is ‘pecora’ – a useful starting point in understanding the nature of this cheese…

July 4, 2015

Borough Market Vegetables & Fruit (July)

An exploration of seasonal fruit and veg sourced from Borough market, including what Dad cooked with them…

July 4, 2015

Borough Market Tomatoes (July)

I asked for the most flavoursome tomatoes and was directed to the Italian ‘winter’ tomatoes…

June 21, 2015

A Summer Barbecue

Barbecues are great fun – here’ a few tips about how to plan a stress free and fun barbecue…

June 15, 2015

How To Make a Cute Mango Hedgehog

I first saw mangoes presented like this in the 1970’s. They were served by a very large charismatic Jamaican lady…

June 14, 2015

Instant Gazpacho

Here’s a way to enjoy a really authentic ice-cold gazpacho – and it only takes a few minutes to prepare…

June 14, 2015

Quick & Easy Nachos

This is one of the quickest snacks it’s possible to make…

June 10, 2015

10 Minute Paella Recipe

This is where WDC cooking comes into its own – and it was created in all of 10 minutes…

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