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Classic Chicken in Vinegar

A classic, French country recipe. The braising of chicken in vinegar helps tenderize as well as providing a delicious tang. [more]

Pass the salt Mozart

As far as institutions go, there can be few with more pedigree than the BBC’s Desert Island Discs. It is a radio show that has been playing weekly for more than 60 years which invites a … [more]

Bloody Mary

There is nothing quite like a Bloody Mary the morning after the night before or, indeed, on any morning. My favourite occasion for a Bloody Mary is Christmas morning. I find it takes the edge off the … [more]

On Food and Cooking

If you are a curious person like I am and ask alot of questions, this is the book for you. No longer do I get shrugged off by “chefs” that give you a shallow answer to things they … [more]

Pastis

This anise-flavored step-child of absinthe has a number of variations and names based upon both region and slight alterations in the manufacturers’ recipes. A pastis is typically served in two … [more]