Classic Marinara Sauce - ©

Contrary to popular belief, Tomatoes are native to the New World and Asia. They were “discovered” by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century and subsequently spread around the world, to Europe in the West. Some, however, maintain that Marco Polo brought them back to Italy from China… Read More →

Ian Rothwell, Naga Chili Slayer, and Chef Muhammed Karim, Bindi

Now, another intrepid Brit Chef, Muhammed Karim, kitchen boss at Bindi in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has created a “chili challenge” based on the infamous Ghost Pepper. It’s a Chicken Curry officially titled “Naga Infiniti”, but back in the kitchen, they call it “The Widower”.Read More →

Moms Mac and Cheese - © 2014

Everybody loves Mac & Cheese. There are as many M&C recipes and variations as there are people who make it so well that they end up being asked to make it often! And it’s easy enough to make that you can add it to your suppertime menu on the spur of the moment!Read More →

Steak Espagnole - ©

This time out, we’ll leverage everything we’ve learned so far about stocks and thickeners in an exploration of rich, dark, versatile Espagñole Sauce – based on stocks made with roasted bones, and often with tomato product added for extra rich colour and flavour.Read More →

Chicken Veloute - ©

Veloutés are light, silky, sauces based on the light coloured and delicately flavoured stocks made by simmering raw (un-roasted) veal or poultry bones, fish bones or crustacean shells, or your favourite blend of aromatic vegetables.Read More →

Turkey Encore Supreme

It’s the middle of the week after Christmas. You have a ton of leftover Turkey lurking in your fridge, freezer or garage (assuming you live in the Northern Temperate Zone, where Winter actually comes in Winter). What do you do with it?Read More →