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SubPrime Fish Stew – The Big Short

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: Collateralised Debt Obligations aren’t the easiest concept to digest- that is until you have a cameo from Chef Anthony Bourdain to illuminate them: “It goes something like this: A chef buys fish on Friday. Two days later, it can’t be sold as is, it’s now too old and stinky, […]

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Coconut Breakfast Panna Cotta with Granola

Do you need a holiday? Do your bones sag under the urge to escape and smell frangipanis by the sea? If you do and you can’t shirk  the apron strings of your life, may I present to you this panna cotta? Dessert-for-breakfast is a concept I heartily endorse (see here)  as much as abandoning your […]


Green Pork Chilli (with grain free tacos)

It’s time to try something new. If what you came here for is a verdant twist on your Mexican chilli; sprightly with tomatillo, coriander and the warmth of orange and jalapeno, skip straight to the bottom for the recipe. If you have the bandwidth to procrastinate with an origin story, read on. I’ve resisted settling […]


Fennel, Cauliflower and Leek Gratin (an ultimate s...

Ten years ago at an Oxfam fundraising dinner, The Hungry One got a little carried away. We were slightly boozed, out with our closest friends and feeling flush. We left at the end of the night with a new addition to the household. Over the past decade the tissue paper swaddled bottle of Penfolds Grange […]


One Pot Ratatouille with Chickpeas

I’m a pretty easy, cheap date. Sure, you can fly me to the other side of the globe and take me out to dinner. You can seat me at one of the best restaurants in the world- happily. Heck, if you even felt like you needed to make a list of the top ten restaurants […]