What, what, what, homemade gnocchi in 25 minutes and they are not store bought… Tell me more you say? Ok the answer is ricotta cheese gnocchi!
About Brian JonesOn April the 30th 2008 I got on an plane with a one way ticket to Budapest with wide eyed notions of growing my own food and brewing my own wine… As the years passed by photography became much more than a medium to document my new life and share it with my friends and family, photography became a passion that sits wonderfully alongside my love of food!
It would seem that I have a thing for pork tenderloin at the moment, this French inspired Camembert Pork Tenderloin joins a recent Chinese inspired pork tenderloin recipe. It is such a fab cut of meat so soft and tender, as far as I am concerned I would take this stuff over beef fillet in a heartbeat.
Let’s face it pasta is so popular because it is awesome, it just lends itself to simple cooking and this roasted garlic spaghetti is just that, simple and elegant but with a bucket load of flavour.
This Roasted Chicken Leg with Tomato Capers and Polenta recipe is all about great combinations put together in a simple way to make a really tasty and simple dish...
Lets kick of October (how the hell did that happen) with a proper autumnal soup and more specifically a very British Broccoli and Stilton Soup. Regular readers will know that I have more than a slight fondness for soup!
Some foods just have names that make me smile and aloo gobi joins bubble and squeak and toad in the hole in being one of them…
The Italians just seem to own frugal, hearty, magical peasant food and this Ribollita is just another example of that, whether it is risotto or pasta, great Italian food is often cheap as chips to make and packs such an incredible punch of flavour.
Mint and peas, ham and cheese, beer and anything, some things just go so well together and another of these perfect partners is Pear and Blue cheese and this recipe or roasted pear with blue cheese comes with a buttery nutty seedy crumble and a really simple piece of pork loin and a fab cider sauce to hold it all together.
Picatta is a wonderfully simple dish full of wonderful sharp rich flavours from Italy although the idea of Chicken Piccata is much more American Italian rather than straight up Italian with veal being the classical Italian Piccata. However it works really well with chicken although I can't quite bring myself to serve it with pasta as a side, it just doesn't fit with my food sensibilities, I really don't like or get pasta as a side. Anyway I digress, chicken has a wonderful affinity with sharp flavours and you [...]
I’m certainly not averse to spending hours in the kitchen listening to music and cooking but sometimes there just aint the time and for me that means a stir fry, you can knock up this black bean chicken recipe in 15 minutes, just enough time to cook up some Jasmine rice to serve it on and definitely quicker than waiting for the delivery dude to turn up.