Okonomiyaki with Sticky Soy Pork Belly

Okonomiyaki, which basically translates to “as you like it”, is a savoury fritter like pancake that’s sometimes referred to as the pizza of Japan. The similarity being the round disc shape and the fact that you can basically put anything you fancy into an okonomiyaki. The batters and toppings vary from region to region but … Continue reading

Slow Braised Chickpeas with Cavolo Nero

It’s nice after all the excesses of the festive season to post a vegetarian dish that’s certainly hearty enough to have as a main meal but which I also love to serve as a side dish. It does contain a small amount of pancetta but it can easily be omitted and I must say this … Continue reading

Heston Blumenthal’s Macaroni & Cheese

I recently watched a few episodes of How to Cook Like Heston where Heston Blumenthal takes one ingredient every week and showcases it in a number of recipes. I viewed the episodes on eggs, chocolate and the one this recipe is from, cheese. They were all fantastic programmes with lots of interesting information and tips, … Continue reading

Mini Pommes Anna

I’m always searching for new ways to make potatoes. As much as I love them roasted and mashed it can get a bit boring. Pommes Anna is a traditional French side dish of potatoes which have been very thinly sliced, coated in butter and then neatly layered in a skillet where they are first cooked … Continue reading