Jan 16, 2015
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Perfect Easy Roast Duck

A lot of people think of duck as a difficult cut of meat to cook at home and roasting a whole duck in particular seems to cause a lot of anxiety. But in actual fact roasting duck is very simple and straight forward and given  its high fat content very forgiving as far as cooking times […]

Aug 14, 2014
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Chinese Red Cooked Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms

Red Cooking in Chinese cuisine, Hong Shao, refers to food  (normally pork, chicken or duck) that has been braised in a mixture of soy sauce, Chinese rice wine and whole spices. The soy sauce and long braising imparting the meat with a lovely mahogany hue. It’s a wonderful warming and comforting dish that’s great for colder […]

Feb 19, 2014
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Rick Stein’s Chicken Vindail Curry

A few months ago I was walking around my local shopping mall and came across a large display of Rick Stein’s new cook book “Rick Stein’s India – In Search of the Perfect Curry”. This was the first time I’d seen the book and I’d also somehow missed watching the TV series that accompanied it. […]

Feb 6, 2014
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Shirin Polow – Persian Festive Rice With Saffron Poached Chicken

This would have to be one of my all time favourite Persian meals. It’s sometimes referred to as jewelled rice because of it’s wonderfully colourful appearance and it’s usually served as a celebratory meal on special occasions such as weddings. The ingredients used in making shirin polow can vary from household to household with a […]