Twice-baked potatoes

Here is the recipe I use for twice-baked potatoes. This makes for a nice option to mashed potatoes. My family eats them up. Easy to make if you have the time. [more]

Potato salad

At the farmers’ market this week I stumbled across some great new potatoes, the kind with the red skin. If I knew what they were called I would tell you! Anyway, my trip to the market coincided … [more]

Eggy mash

I was a sickly lad. “The runt of the litter” my dad would often say. It was true that my three older siblings were much bigger than me, but that seemed reasonable enough given their extra … [more]

Papa a la Huancaina

This is a favorite for my son. He loves this plate. In my country we serve this with arroz con pollo. it is very easy to make. For 4 or 6 people. [more]

Creamy mashed potatoes

Mash potatoes… funny business really. Some people like them lumpy, some with skins on, some with herbs, some with mustard. I have seen pureed mash that looks more like cream. I guess to each … [more]

Scalloped Goat Cheese and Garlic Potatoes

These potatoes are great with roasted meats. I would consider it a frontrunner in the comfort food division. This recipe makes about 6 servings. [more]


Leonardo da Vinci said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That makes this gorgeous, simple soup fabulously sophisticated. [more]

Fish pie

My mother was insistent that my siblings and I ate plenty of fish in our formative years. Apparently my first solid food was cod roe which she thought helped brain development. I don’t know about … [more]

Cheesy Courgette Soup

2006 was a wonderful summer in London for growing our own fruit and veg, except that, with a hose-pipe ban and temperatures in the 30s (celsius), watering was a bit of a nightmare. Never the less, we … [more]

Mum's roast potatoes

Friday nights at my childhood home were something to behold. My mother (who despite working a long day) came into her culinary own. The menu, chopped liver, egg and onion, chicken soup, roast chicken … [more]

Potato latkes

I figured out how to make this holiday treat via trial and error and honestly even the errors were delicious. Better yet when you use the deep-fryer they absorb a fraction of the oil compared to pan … [more]

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