Roast Pork

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One of the fascinating things about all the core Sunday Roast meats, is that they each have their nuances if you’re looking for perfection. Pork is clearly all about nailing that crackling. Perfect crackling is a lot easier than a lot of people think it is. The key to success is understanding a little bit of what happens during the …

Chicken in a Basket

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Southern style chicken is a bit of a treat, but let’s be honest, deep frying stuff is a pain in the arse. Here we shallow fry to get crispy, then finish in the oven. Make sure you use dried herbs… Method Marinate the chicken in the buttermilk for 8+ hours, preferably overnight When ready mix all the dried ingredients to …

Magnificent Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a great blank canvas, hence why a Mac n Cheese bar is so popular at festivals and other pop up events these days. Master the basics, then you can start sprinkling on interesting toppings. The only advice I’d give is that ‘crunchy’ should probably be the focus. Dried onion crisps, crumbled slow grilled streaky bacon, or …

Steak Night

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Want an awesome dinner on a Saturday night but can’t be arsed to cook for hours? Got to be steak night! Anyone can fry a steak and bung a few chips in the oven, but steak is actually very versatile. This post is going to start by talking about cuts, move on to how to cook it, then finish with …

Homemade Pizza

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Anyone who tells you that making pizza at home is easy, is either a skilled, trained pizza chef, or wouldn’t know a decent pizza if it leapt off the plate and slapped them. Don’t want to put the effort in? Go buy one from Tescos! The only point of homemade pizza is to have fun, for personal satisfaction, and to …

Burger Perfection

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Burgers are trendy. Patty and Bun, Bleeker Street, Meat Liquor, Honest Burger and countless other Soho establishments are knocking out some pretty amazing burgers. However, without a doubt, the best of the bunch are Hereford’s Beefy Boys. It’s not only me who thinks that either, their ‘Butty Back’, a burger with pulled pork on top, was recently crowned best burger …

Graham’s Porchetta

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Thanks to Graham at Native Breeds for showing me this, its a real show stopper! To do it properly you’ll need a massive lump of pork – known as a ‘middle’ – this is going to comfortably feed a dozen people with the right cut of meat. It’s a cut that comprises the loin all the way down to the …

Meatball Mania

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Best. Meatballs. Ever… Method First up get the onions sweating: Chop them up and put them in a large pan on a low heat. Put the lid on the pan and stir them every few minutes. We want them soft and sweet which will take about as long as it takes you to make the meatballs. For the meatballs put …

Port & Blackberry Lamb Shanks

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Simply spectacular, this is a superb alternative to a Sunday roast… Method Start by grinding the fennel seeds in a pestle and mortar, then mixing with some fresh ground pepper and some salt. Then pat this mix onto each shank, dust with a little flour and fry gently, ideally in the hob-enabled casserole dish. While the meat is browning turn …