Category: Recipes

Recipe – Porc and mushroom Ragù

Have you ever been so angry, so bilious with ire that the only way to console you is cooking? I didn’t think such a state of perfect puerile vexation existed until Wednesday last. That was when I made this phenomenal Ragù. It tasted quite phenomenal, so terrific in fact that I felt the need to share it with you, loyal readers, so that you might delight in its calming properties. Ingredients 6 porc sausages (I used Neapolitan chilli sausages from A Di Maria) 200g mushrooms chopped finely 4 carrots, peeled and chopped finely 3 celery sticks chopped finely one finely...

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Recipe – Meatball Marinara Pasta

Winter has come. Now is the time to stay indoors with your friends or family and eat heartily until you fall asleep. Of course, if you have neither friends nor family with whom to eat, I’m sure there are plenty of woodland creatures just dying for a warm meal. Invite them to sit by the hearth and keep you company in these dark times.  Ingredients 400g beef mince 1 litre excellent quality tomato passata 400ml vegetable stock 125ml white wine 3 carrots 2 celery stalks Fresh basil Salt and pepper to season Parmesan, grated 500g pasta mezze maniche (or...

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Recipe: Slow Cooked Vegan Tomato Soup

Ho ho, Christmas is fast approaching. Have you bought disproportionate amounts of Linx body spray for your teenage relatives? Have you remembered the true meaning of Christmas as family and togetherness rather than unnecessary material possessions? Just checking! Those of you who know what love means will simply adore this recipe. It’s superbly easy and delicious. Additionally, it is vegan – so you can have your soul warmed and feel good at the same time. So, here we go. You’ll need a slow cooker and a hand held blender. Ingredients: 500ml good tomato passata. The good stuff, from an...

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Recipe: Lamb of God

It has been a while since I published one of my recipes. Perhaps it is the realisation that I have neglected finishing my recipe book (Fabulous Food for the Famished Student). Perhaps because I have become addicted to peeled Italian plum tomato soup and cannot find an angle to make it seem appetising. Regardless of my reasoning, here for you is the recipe for my Easter Sunday Roast Lamb. Of course you may consume it any other Sunday you like. The title is not meant to be blasphemous so much as celebratory. Easter is a time of joy and...

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Chewy Chocolate Amaretto Cookies

  Of all the dishes in this vast tome of cooking delights, this is the one which has made me the man I am today. Jesting aside, this is a phenomenal hearty little treat, so full of calories that if you have more than five in the space of one hour, you need to be taken to A & E. Ingredients: -150g butter -250g white cane sugar -A dash of amaretto -1 large egg -500g strong bread flour -100g cocoa powder -1/2 tablespoon baking powder -pinch of salt – 250 g chocolate chips Method: You’ll need two large bowls....

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