Inspiration

Onion Soup

French onion soup is a culinary classic that is hard to beat when it’s done right. Friends of mine at The Cartford Inn have their own version of this classic on the menu, but they are tight lipped on what makes theirs so good. With this as my inspiration, and a glut of onions in […]

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Lamb Kleftico

Lamb is such a delicious meat, and as we endure the colder days of Winter, a slow cooked shoulder just seems like the perfect food to come home to. For this recipe I’ve taken inspiration from the Greek dish Lamb Kleftico, which is essentially wrapping the shoulder in parchment with seasonings, vegetables and some cooking […]

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Rick Stein’s Stuffed Chillies with a Walnut & Pomegrenate Dressing

The sixth and final instalment in my cookbook review comes from the Mayor of Padstow himself, Mr Rick Stein! His recent book and accompanying TV series Road To Mexico comes at a time when the trend for Mexican cuisine is truly burgeoning. This dish really evokes the atmosphere of a hot sunny day, and alfresco […]

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Chinese New Year – Hong Kong Char Sui

With Chinese New Year upon us it seemed like a great opportunity to cook this incredible quick and simple Char Sui Pork from Jeremy Pang’s new cookbook Hong Kong Diner. Jeremy gifted me a copy of this beautiful book at the official launch and last Autumn and I have to say it’s an awesome read with […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

So it’s Valentine’s day and the really simple way to cook up a treat for your loved one is to use the BBQ. Guaranteed to impress, and you won’t have a mess in the kitchen to clean-up; what’s not to love!? Each course took me no longer than 20 minutes to prepare and cook, apart from […]

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Jamie Oliver’s So Easy Fish Curry

Week 4 of my Christmas Cookbook series takes a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients book. The book was pretty huge over the Christmas season, with the TV series running alongside it, and when the days are short it’s nice to have one of the quick and simple recipes to fall back on.

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Pork Ribs

People often ask me what my favourite thing to cook is when I’m feeding a crowd, and without fail I have to say it’s ribs! Ribs may be seen as one of the peaks of outdoor cooking because you have to master the art of controlling the temperature for a prolonged amount of time, get the […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Rolled Pavlova with Plums, Kiwi and Blueberries

For part 3 in the Christmas cookbook series I’m reminded of some of your BBQ New Years resolutions. Becky Coup and Dominic Black mentioned on Facebook how they would like to cook more desserts on the grill, so I think this one is pretty spot on! For this weeks’ cook I’ve chosen the deliciously soft and pillowy […]

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John Whaite’s Lamb & Black Olives in Rosé Wine with Wholewheat Pasta

My second cookbook adaptation from kitchen to BBQ is a recipe from John Whaite’s latest book – Comfort, Food to soothe the soul. Food fulfils many roles in our lives, whether it’s fuelling us, putting a halt in our hunger, satisfying some of the deepest cravings, or in the case of comfort food it can take […]

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Joe Wicks Sausage & Red Wine Casserole

This is the first post in a series where I’ve taken a recipe from one of this Christmas’ best selling cookbooks, tested them, and written them to suit the barbecue. One of my goals for this series is to show that pretty much anything can be cooked on your grill, and that to cook something different on the barbecue […]

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