Blog and Recipes

From a young age, I realised that food was the most interesting subject in the world. Now, I’m lucky enough to write about it. My cookbook is THE SECRET OF COOKING, due out in August/September 2023.

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The Death of the Kitchen Timer

Are Timers on the Way Out? And the sadness of losing beloved kitchen tools...

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Orphan Recipes

Finding a home for all the unphotographed recipes of the world.

Photo by Matt Russell

Grated tomato and butter pasta sauce

This is a recipe so simple and so quick but also so delicious that when I make it for people, they find it hard to believe. I see it as one of the key arguments in favour of the box grater as one of the all-time great kitchen utensils.

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What is the secret of cooking?

Writing a cookbook has been a dream of mine for a long time: for much, much longer than I have actually been a food writer (which in itself is more than twenty years).