What to eat when BA cancels Christmas: My Mum´s whole spice braised chicken.

British Airways you suck. Thank you for cancelling my flight home for Xmas and then “re-instating it”. Thank you for letting me know by SMS 1 hour and 22 minutes before take-off. Do you know or care that there is no way I can get home, pack and get to the airport on time? There … Continue reading

Look Mum I made a Rendang!

Like all Mums, mine is a fountain of unsolicited good advice: 1) Always brush and tie-up your hair at bedtime 2) You don´t need to buy ANOTHER face cream, you need to drink more water 3) If you´re scared of doing something ask yourself what´s the worst that could happen. If you end up broke … Continue reading

Clean out your cupboards! Farfalle with pistachios.

My kitchen cabinets are deep, and full, and at the back you´ll find a motley collection of random eatables that must have seemed like a good idea to someone. Usually it´s friends who come to visit and buy stuff that just doesn´t figure into my scheme of things -15 different kinds of tea, lentils, hi-bran … Continue reading

Risotto is for lazy people too! With fava beans and lemon.

I used to be terrified of risotto. Isn’t it for people who can stir a pot for 30 minutes? My arm feels dead and numb if it has to stir for longer than 3. But then I read Made in Italy by Giorgio Locatelli. The guy is nuts about risotto. His introduction to it is … Continue reading

Fennel and coriander spiced pork

I’m the kind of person who wanders around the supermarket in a mild state of panic, picks things up, puts them back and always comes out with the same things. Lemons, eggs, potatoes and apple juice. So it is with great pride Florence that I tell you that last Thursday I picked up a pork loin. … Continue reading

Tagine kefta mkaouara: meatballs & egg

Mmmmmmmmm meatballs. They appeal to me on a very primal level. I first come across this tagine when travelling through Morrocco in 2001.  Meatballs, spicy tomato sauce and a soft yolked egg. It just doesn´t get any better than that does it? I´ve been meaning to make it since, and after 9 years of procrastination I … Continue reading