Category: Dinner Party

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés , Ice Cream, Burgers and Wardorf Salads

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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Simple Sharer of Asparagus with Butter and Lemon

Most cooks agree that when you have an amazing ingredient it is best to prepare it as simply as possible. And they are not wrong: this must be the very best way to eat asparagus. Steamed and presented in a big stack to share. Butter, salt and lemon are optional extras…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites

Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie Zédel. As so many people have commented, the highlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

This is the style of pork that you see hanging from the windows of Cantonese restaurants.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch).

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Cake for Easter

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Biscotti Eight Ways

I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fish Taco

I’ve posted another recipe for fish taco using salmon. This versions has a developed sauce which is rather like a Mexican tartar sauce. I’ve also added street-style corn on the cob which is a perfect accompaniment.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Smoked Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham Salad

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Friday, June 2, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 minute Souvlaki

“A great recipe for those who are strapped for time! Don’t forget the yogurt!”

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