Monthly Archives: December 2007
IT’S all over for another year but hopefully the Christmas feast suited you well. With the turkey sandwiches and bottle recycling bins beckoning as we all return to work, It all seemed to be over very quickly this year.
But before it all fades into the distance I think one of my lasting memories from this year is the sheer effort which goes into making Christmas magical.
So here we are, it’s nearly Christmas and in this household (pictured), it seems even the cat’s plucked and ready for a roasting.
Wasn’t Heston’s perfect Christmas dinner (BBC2 last night) just the most magical piece of cookery TV? The whole theatre of creating a snow-covered outdoor room, the surprise treats such as edible tree baubles and the completely fanatical attention to detail … Continue reading
Properly known as kanom bang na sarong. Thanks to the head chef Chaiaporn Sornslip at the recently re-launched Boddington and Dragon in Wilmslow for this authentic Thai receipe. Certainly surprised me – despite the name, there’s no prawns! What you … Continue reading
I’m naming this garlic press as the most useless gadget purchased this year. In the manner of those lists which pad out magazines at this time of year, I started out to create a list if “best of” and worst of” when it comes to cooking, but changed my mind and have instead just chosed to shame this one particular gadget.
If you think hacking off your own body part seems to be an over reaction to the wrong topping being delivered, then worry no more.