In her last challenge, Anya tackled the burger, and the results were certainly impressive – nothing like you’d ever see in your local fast-food burger bar. So, I thought we’d stick with the junk food theme for one more challenge. For this one, we’re going to turn her hand to pizza.
I have never been on more intimate terms with beef than today. I was chopping beef for 45 minutes. That is a long time beef chopping. As I am a good student, I read all the Dave-suggested reading and more. The start was reading a lot about the cuts of meat I should use.
Much of the food that people buy has been pre-prepared in some way before they buy it. Now, it’s clear that getting the supplier to do some preparatory work is often pretty useful – after all, if you fancy a bacon sandwich, you don’t really want to have to start by heading out to buy […]
I do not really have a sweet tooth so choosing this recipe took a while. I went through all sorts of ideas: can I count a tamarind martini as sweet? Maybe tamarind ice cream? Shall I make a chutney and that can be counted as sweet? After much deliberation and too much time procrastinating, the […]
Well this was a simple and very delicious tangy fragrant curry. Allegra McEvedy came to the rescue with her adapted version of a Leon recipe for an aubergine, chick pea and tamarind curry. I changed a few quantities and added a couple of things, but mainly followed the recipe.
A tardy response to an exciting challenge – but I have excuses of illness and head fug and course and exams (gleefully passed). After the initial specific challenge, Dave set a very broad task. One sweet and one savoury dish where tamarind plays a main or the main part. I spent a long time reading […]
Anya’s first challenge required her to make a very specific thing, a pork pie. For some of the challenges, I’d like to give her a little more freedom to experiment, and so for her second challenge, I thought I’d give her the task of figuring out what she could make that used a specific ingredient.
I often make up what I cook depending on what’s in the fridge/cupboards. I read a lot of recipes online and I have a bad cookery book buying habit. This informs my cooking but often I do not follow recipes to the line (apart from when baking as it is a dark art which I […]
Anya’s first challenge is really an easy one. Normally, this level of complexity would be classed as a “hard challenge”, but the first challenge was chosen by mutual agreement, so I don’t think it should be rated as “hard”. Anya had already expressed an interest in trying to make a pork pie, and so we […]