Roast Chicken

A roast meal takes time and generates a lot of washing up. Pace Sam and Louis, I think it’s worth it. We always make a small stock for the gravy beforehand and then a big stock afterwards, which can serve a range of meals for the following week (risotto, soup, leeks & quinoa to nameContinue reading “Roast Chicken”

Red Cabbage

In 1994, when we were living at Gale, I had a small party for my 25th birthday. Baby Sam (six weeks old) received more presents than I did, but Matthew Faulkner gave me a copy of his friend Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s first cookery book, Cuisine Bon Marché, which became the source of several family favourites, includingContinue reading “Red Cabbage”

Slow Roast Pork

During our current meat drought (Veganuary 2020), carnivorous fantasies have started to preoccupy the mind. We started eating this after I saw Lorraine Pascale (fellow JAGS parent) doing it on TV. My version includes a number of modifications. Serve with roast potatoes, red cabbage, apple sauce and another veg of your choice (Carluccio’s carrots orContinue reading “Slow Roast Pork”

Roast potatoes

This recipe combines all the tricks I’ve picked up for getting crisp, fluffy roast potatoes, so if you are forced to compromise on one element you should be fine. Serves 4 Ingredients 1kg floury potatoes (King Edwards/Maris Piper/bog-standard white potatoes)2 tbsp goose fat2 tsp salt1 tbsp fine semolina or polenta (optional) Method Preheat the ovenContinue reading “Roast potatoes”