National Gallery Offal Dinner

Oliver Peyton caught me at a weak moment. It was during a long day’s filming of the latest series of the Great British Menu. He said. ‘Why don’t you do one of our Friday Night Socials?’ ‘What would I have to do?’ ‘Just cook anything you like?’ ‘Offal?’ ‘Fantastic’. And then I forgot all about […]

Read More National Gallery Offal Dinner

To horse, to horse!

Of course it’s scandalous. Foul foreign horsemeat instead of good,decent beef in burgers and lasagnas. Is nothing sacred any more! But should we be surprised? It’s not as if this is the first time this has happened. Remember when Panorama revealed that beef and pork protein mysteriously found its way into chicken breasts from Holland […]

Read More To horse, to horse!

Partridge baked in bread

This recipe is based on one which I found, believe it or not, in Francesco’s Kitchen by the disarmingly charming Francesco da Mosto. It’s full of pretty picture of Venice, but, to my surprise, it turns out to be an extremely good cook book, with a great deal of intriguing information. He says the recipe […]

Read More Partridge baked in bread