Pissaladiere from Art of the Party by Kay Plunkett-Hogge

Pissaladiere from Art of the Party by Kay Plunkett-Hogge

    The Art of the Party by culinary guru Kay Plunkett-Hoge contains a range of classic recipes that Kay has literally perfected. From the south of France, this combination of onions, garlic, thyme, anchovy, and olives is a head-rocking testament to...
Whole Roasted Onions with Goat Cheese and Pesto

Whole Roasted Onions with Goat Cheese and Pesto

When you are cooking, as in all activities, there’s the easy way and the hard way. And sometimes you need easy. Really, really easy. What to do with an onion? Stuff it, caramelize, cook with potatoes, make rings … If you prefer easy, the easiest, you can do this. Just...
Caramelized Shallot, Honey and Roquefort Cornbread

Caramelized Shallot, Honey and Roquefort Cornbread

A couple of weeks ago, I got my review copy of Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul, the grand new  John Whaite cookbook. My review is here and I will repeat myself: this book is essential. It’s filled with wonderful ideas, new creative ideas that boggle your mind. This...
Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

Caponata Classica from Sicily by Phaidon

We just enjoyed nine days in Italy, eight in Sicily and one in Milan [we broke up the trip home over two days and walked Milan for 20 hours!]. This was our first trip to Sicily and this dish was ubiquitous. You have water, you have bread, you have caponata. It’s a...