I love Trish’s French Country kitchen on BBC Lifestyle, and this morning I was watching her create this truly French dish that we ate so often when in France two years ago. This method is a little different from the traditional Poule au Pot. Normally the chicken is stuffed and trussed, and the stock strained and served as a broth to start. Read more
Posts from the ‘Main Courses’ Category
Origin: This recipe belongs to Ana Sortum of Oleana fame in Boston and is unequivocally the best meal I have ever eaten in my life! We left the restaurant amazed at how beautiful each dish was with her signed book ‘Spice’ proudly under arm. Can you believe that every single dish she serves at Oleana is in the book! Read more
(What on earth would you cook for Nigella?)
Origin:In a panic one wintry Monday morning a few weeks ago, a friend called to say that there was a possibility that this very evening she was hosting a dinner party for Nigella Lawson, and that she and two other ‘foodies’ were invited to prepare a feast for a dinner party of 12. I was one of them and the main course was our responsibility! (Panic) Read more
Origin: It is hard to explain to your teenage children that when they reach their forties and have children of their own, pieces of furniture and family heirlooms that they stick their noses up at now, will suddenly become treasures in their lives. They will want to cook the food their mums and grannies cooked for them as a child and they will be frantically looking for black and white photographs of mum and dad’s wedding….. Read more
Father’s day is around the corner and this week Vaughan and I have been working on the front page of the Food and Wine insert that will be published on or around Father’s Day this year. We were asked to prepare and photograph a full page spread that would epitomize every South African Father’s favorite lunch.
Oh bugger!! That means a ‘braai’. We all know the drill – as much meat and potato as possible and as little or no green anything! (click here if you are a South African man as you may be able to relate…if you are a South African women you probably won’t find it that funny!) Ok only joking it is not really as bad as that but you get the idea! Read more