Wings

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Wings – where to even begin? There are wings and there are wings. I want wing perfection, and why not? A plate of wings is well into 3 figures on the calorie count so why bother wasting it on soft, limp, greasy monstrosities that even the majority of professional kitchens refer to as buffalo wings. For the record, Brew Dog …

Gourmet Dogs

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Hot dogs – gotta love ’em.¬†Your classic dog is, of course, straight up in a bun with some fried onions and a bit of ketchup and American mustard. You probably don’t need a recipe for that. However, ‘gourmet hot dogs’ are booming – as anyone who has been to a festival in the last 5 years will know. The possibilities …

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 …