Banana Blossom Salad

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This recipe was inspired by a dish that I ate at Chim Sao, a restaurant in Hanoi, but it can be found all over Vietnam. A fantastically fresh and zingy salad beautifully presented in a purple banana blossom boat, the dressing was so good I had to drink it straight from the blossom. The banana blossom salad […]

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Phở Bo)

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Pho is a wonderfully simple dish that is perfect for recovering after a big weekend. Made from bone broth, which is full of nutrients to bring you back to your best, its enriched at the last minute with fresh, vibrant ingredients: fresh herbs, spring onion, ginger, chilli and greens. The key to a phở is getting […]

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Kid Goat Shoulder Pilaf

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This recipe was borne out of necessity. I had accidentally invited nine people for dinner on a Thursday night and wouldn’t be back from work until 7pm. I had braised the kid shoulder the night before ready to go but still didn’t know what was going to go with it! Kid is a mild meat that […]

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Chicken Breast with Bulgur Salad and Coconut Oil Dressing

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Coconut oil has numerous health benefits which you can read about here. It is a versatile ingredient, it can top your muesli, be used like butter or olive oil in cooking, it can also be used in baking to replace other fats. Apparently people also rub in on their skin for some reason too. I’ll stick to […]

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Sea Bass Ceviche

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Ceviche is a south american dish of raw fish cured in citrus juice. The citrus denatures the proteins in the fish, changing the colour to white so it appears cooked. However, because no heat is applied the “cooking” will not actually kill any bacteria in the fish so it must be as fresh as possible […]

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Roasted Bone Marrow On Toast with Tomato Salad

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Beef bone marrow is a nutrient dense jelly-like substance that occupies the hollowed out interior of cow’s bones. I picked up slice of shin from Wild Beef. They rear excellent beef which roams free on Dartmoor feeding on the moor’s grasses and wild flowers, and they bring it all the way from the West Country to Borough and […]

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Apple, Celery, Radish Salad with Goat’s Cheese

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This is a simple salad pairing early autumn vegetables with beautiful goat’s cheese from Ellie’s Dairy in Kent. Ellie’s produces outstanding goat’s milk, cheese and meat from a small herd grazing on the North Downs. The herd is carefully looked after by people who really care about what they are doing and the result is delicious […]

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Ottolenghi’s Pistachio Soup with Rose Petal Jam

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I’m a huge fan of Yottam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi’s Jerusalem cookbook. Full of stories from their hometown, it is brimming with delicious recipes using fresh ingredients from the whole of the East Mediterranean. Working at Gourmet Goat and learning about the food of the area from Nadia who grew up in Cyprus, it was great to […]

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Fig, Almond, Fennel and Rocket Salad with Raspberry Dressing

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A fresh summer salad using beautiful figs that are just coming into season, make sure they are just ripe but not too soft. The fresh figs go brilliantly with toasted almonds and fennel seeds, peppery rocket leaves and a sweet, tart raspberry dressing. Parmesan shavings add salty umami and the whole thing is freshened up with zingy mint leaves. All […]

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