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What Dad Cooked has written for Time Out London, the local Guardian and featured in BBC Good Food, Time and Leisure, Time and Leisure Junior and Mental Movement an multi award winning zine and blog covering mental health. Dad’s blog discusses food, local sourcing, the stories behind the food we eat as a family and the hidden foodie destinations found in the City.

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June 30, 2021


I have hundreds. So many in fact, that cracks are beginning to appear in the walls around my various libraries from holding the sheer weight of the tomes.

November 24, 2020

Top 10 Classic Family Meals

A list of our top family meals we used to have together when the children were growing up.

November 1, 2020

Tuna and sweetcorn. A match made in heaven, or a culinary mismatch?

Dad’s take on combining tuna and sweetcorn.

May 26, 2019

Our Favourite German Snack, Are Pretzels Unhealthy?

I was enjoying my ‘pretzel moment’ when it occurred to me that my lunch was actually quite salty. Can a pretzel have too much salt?

May 24, 2019

Minamoto Kitchoan – Wagashi Heaven

November 10, 2018

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’

June 3, 2018

A Wagashi Birthday Treat

A dear friend made a trip to the Minamoto Kitchoan in Piccadilly London and bought a bag-full of wygashi delights for my birthday.

September 29, 2017

PYO Still Going Strong at Garsons

Get down to Garsons or your local Pick-Your-Own farm and treat yourself to some amazing seasonal produce.

September 24, 2017

Checking Out Liberty’s New Food Hall

What Dad Cooked was invited to the launch of the new Liberty Mini British Food Hall.

September 13, 2017

Sweet Corn Memories

Growing up in Southern California in the 60s, our family was fussy about its corn…

September 12, 2017

Comparing the Raw Taste of Four Garlic Cultivars

I’m testing garlic. Well, somebody has to do it.

September 11, 2017

Californian Dreamin’ 2 – Our Second Supper Club!!

Book now for Wednesday 4th October

September 10, 2017

The Power and Pleasure of Pesto

Does anybody know how the perfect pesto should taste? The Genovese should, it’s where the dish originates…

August 29, 2017

Thank You to All Our Supper Clubbers

Our first supper club was a great success.

August 15, 2017

Our First Supper Club!

Book Now for the 23rd August.

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