Everyone should have homemade pangrattato in their store cupboard. It ticks so many culinary boxes: easy to makeeasy to storevirtually freeabsolutely deliciousimproves a plethora of dishesreduces food wasteyou can't buy it in the shops It's remarkably satisfying, so why wouldn't you!?! What is it? A literal translation from Italian would be 'grated bread' - basically, … Continue reading Pangrattato
Today is a good day. I'm rarely happier than when I'm off on a foodie expedition, ice-axe in hand. There's things I've eaten, read about, seen on TV and the like, but the mountain is never really conquered until you've truly 'been there'. Tick. Okonomiyaki [o-konomi-yaki] is a Japanese savoury pancake. I've eaten plenty, but discovering … Continue reading Okonomiyaki
I'll admit that I didn't think this one would turn out anything like as well as it did. Thankfully it was well worth the gamble. Spare aubergine that I bought for no other reason other than it looked shiny - tick. Block of puff pastry in the freezer - always. This is a spin on … Continue reading Aubergines Going Spare
Dinner knocked up from what was leftover: a corner of cheese, a frond of dill, dried linguine, half a courgette (zucchini) and a dash of cream...
Making meals from the remnants of other meals is essentially what I do most days, unless of course I've pre-planned a specific meal and bought exactly what I need in advance. I truly believe that being able to peer into your fridge and cupboards and put a meal together from whatever you find, is the cornerstone of food … Continue reading Meals from Meals