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Two simple recipes for a sociable starter

Two simple recipes for a sociable starter

kathmarMay 24, 20125 min read

On Saturday night, I cooked a Moroccan inspired feast: a sweet lamb tagine with apricots, dates and almonds flavoured with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and paprika, roasted butternut squash with coriander,…

A surprising find

A surprising find

kathmarMay 14, 20126 min read

My grandfather was an exceptional cook. He was also a passionate fisherman and a keen shot, which went hand in hand with his skill in the kitchen. He almost exclusively…

Japanese braised pork belly with a difference

Japanese braised pork belly with a difference

kathmarMay 4, 20122 min read

  I had a meeting this week with Graham Waddington of Native Breeds, the Gloucestershire-based charcuterie.  Graham explained to me the science behind why it is so good to brine…

Cook’s bookmark

Cook’s bookmark

kathmarMay 3, 20122 min read

Here is a mini directory of useful cooking information including oven, weight and liquid conversion charts.  I know it makes for a pretty boring post but I also know it’s…

A popular farm treat

A popular farm treat

kathmarApril 24, 20122 min read

OAT, RAISIN & CINNAMON COOKIES I’ve just made a batch of them, the kitchen smells amazing and the gannets are already circling. It’s a very simple, reliable and delicious recipe.…