SOMETIMES I FEEL out of sync with the modern approach to cooking, which seems to be all about valuing convenience over quality.
Category: Recipe Collections
FERMENTATION CAN BE A SCARY endeavour, particularly when allowing wild yeast and bacteria to do the job that a commercial product can do very reliably, but not nearly as well (don’t get us wrong, we always have dried active yeast on the fridge shelf for when a loaf of focaccia or some flatbreads need to be whipped up in a flash)
Bringing everyone together over food is so important and the dishes here are perfect to make when the cold weather has us clustering together around the table.
What does comfort mean to you? A bowlful of warm soup prior to a Netflix binge?
The skin of fish such as snapper, tarakihi and blue cod crisps beautifully in the pan and adds great texture and crunch to a dish.
LITTLE PENANG WELLINGTON MEE GORENG, nasi goreng, nasi lemak, kapitan and char kway teow; Malaysian street food dishes that have become restaurant classics, dishes that are insanely delicious but lack any social graces.
My grandmother was a big fan of baked desserts, her specialities being apple crumble and rice pudding.
After a career spanning 25 years cooking in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand, I wanted to create a food ‘bible’ to celebrate some of the world’s great classic dishes; to share what I have learned working with incredible chefs, creating truly outstanding recipes.
... It might be a curry or the lentil ragu, reheated for the crazy weeknight rush when the family seems to dash from one sport practice to another.