SLOW COOKER BRAISED SHORT RIBS


As we hit that time of year where we have to crank up the heating, I know it is time to bring out the slow cooker. I love that it can monitor a low heat and gently braise the meat until it’s pull apart tender. Years ago in the UK short ribs were barely heard…

ROSEMARY ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF


I love the weekends who doesn’t! For me it means having the time to slowly potter around my kitchen, relax reading recipes, planning meals – basically feeding my cooking obsession. But it also gives me the time to cook big bits of meat and scratch my head a lot, whilst making pen to paper calculations to…

SHAKSHUKA with bresaola bacon and crispy aubergine


I first discovered this recipe around 15 years ago in a supplement for a food magazine. SHAKSHUKA or as it is often spelled shakshouka is an Isreali breakfast dish, where eggs are poached in a spiced tomato sauce served with bread. As soon I read through the recipe I thought it could triumph over the British…

JEW-ISH HOT DOG SAUSAGE ROLLS


Happy new year one and all. Whilst many start a new year with the typical healthy resolution, it doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some naughty food and lets face it Hot Dogs are the ultimate comfort food. Yes, you can shove them in a roll, but why not put them in puff pastry and…

MY JEW-ISH SESAME ROASTED KALE WITH BLOOMS BEEF SALAMI


I love kale. It ones of the vegetables I look forward coming into season when the autumn approaches. It is a big bold leafy veg, that not only is incredibly good for you, full of vitamins, but it can also take on strong flavors like in this recipe. I served this as a side to a roast chicken…

JEW-ISH ASIAN STYLE SHORT RIBS


I first tried Short ribs in America. They were a revelation, it was one of those ‘Stop, what the hell is this?’  moments. I realized that their by far had been no slow braised beef dish in my life that had come close to the tenderness and or deliciousness  of  this particular cut of beef.  This ah-ha…