Milk Braised Pork Ragu with Fresh Fettuccine

As I was typing the title to this post I realised I had published a similar recipe not so long ago. Both are pork dishes that are braised in a dairy based sauce and yet despite the essence of  two dishes being similar they actually taste quite different. This is a really divine pasta sauce … Continue reading

Fragrant Indian Lamb Curry

This curry was originally meant to be a lamb and okra curry as I had recently purchased some lovely okra from the local grocer. However, I misjudged how long the okra had been sitting in the fridge and they were well past their best. I was so disappointed – I not only hate waste but I … Continue reading

Asian Beef Short Ribs Braised in Soy & Beer

Beef short ribs are a wonderful cut for long slow braising and up until now the main way I’ve cooked them is in a standard braise of red wine along with the usual vegetable suspects of carrots, onions and tomatoes – totally delicious and wonderful paired with pasta, polenta or mash. But beef ribs are … Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Lamb Shank & Tomato Tagine

You’ve probably noticed by now that my family loves lamb in any shape or form so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, especially ones that can feed a crowd with minimum fuss. Lamb shanks are always a good choice for large gatherings and this recipe from Jamie Oliver pairs the lamb with lovely … Continue reading

Marea’s Fusilli with Octopus & Bone Marrow

I know what you’re thinking – octopus and bone marrow shouldn’t even appear in the same sentence let alone on the same plate but bare with me as you’re wrong, very wrong. Marea is an amazing Italian seafood  restaurant in New York and this is their signature dish created by chef owner Michael White. I … Continue reading

Pork Braised in “Milk” with Sage & Polenta

Braising pork in milk is a traditional Italian method of cooking pork that results in meltingly tender meat. This recipe deviates a little from the classic version by using a combination of creme fraiche and stock instead of milk, hence the quotation marks in the title above. Using a mixture of creme fraiche and stock … Continue reading