Sourdough Pizza

Another dangerous path of culinary adventure that requires tightrope level skills to maintain the balance between joyous deliciousness, and an inevitable descent into morbid obesity. Thankfully, unlike flatbreads, this recipe takes many hours to execute, which will hopefully prevent it becoming a regular go-to carb snack. There are literally thousands of sourdough pizza recipes out … Continue reading Sourdough Pizza

Baked Mussels

Beautifully simple, reassuringly rustic and moreish to boot. Here's my recipe for open-baked mussels that my children can't get enough of. It's a reasonably cheap dish that's definitely crowd-pleasing comfort food, and yet I believe it to be equally worthy of any dinner party. Ingredients: 1kg mussels Hunk of sourdough (to make breadcrumbs) Extra virgin … Continue reading Baked Mussels

Curing Egg Yolks

Sounds crazy right? Fear not, it's remarkably simple and insanely delicious. In just 4 days you can transform an egg yolk into an umami-heavy delight with the characteristics and texture of Parmesan cheese. The story starts as always with the freshest, highest quality ingredients you can afford. I normally use medium-size local organic free-range eggs. … Continue reading Curing Egg Yolks

Hummus

This Levantine staple fascinates me as children just can't seem get enough of it. I've met very few younglings that would reject a tub of hummus and crudités - but where does that desire stem from?  Without doubt it's most certainly delicious and comforting, but would you expect the same reaction from "hey kids, fancy … Continue reading Hummus