Porchetta with Fennel, Pancetta & Sage

Porchetta with Fennel, Pancetta & Sage

A true Porchetta is a boned and rolled suckling pig, stuffed with flavourings such as its own offal, fennel and herbs and then cooked over a fire pit. Not so this one as A. I didn’t have a suckling pig and B. I am not Italian and this is purely an Em’s...
Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that I have always wanted to master and while it has the most simple of ingredients, the method of getting it right is quite tricky. The traditional method uses eggs to create a rich sauce without the addition of cream, which is...
Braised Chicken, Beans, Pancetta & Tomatoes

Braised Chicken, Beans, Pancetta & Tomatoes

I recently had a bit of a weird notion that I could actually be a vegetarian or even vegan and that I could really make a go of this blogging thing, as that would be my point of difference (i’m not bad with the veggie recipes). Then I made this braised chicken...
Beef & Pork Rissoles with ‘Loaded’ Gravy

Beef & Pork Rissoles with ‘Loaded’ Gravy

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I am rather a big fan of food.  All food.  However, given the opportunity, it is the old fashioned classics that I really love, particularly when I bring them up to date with a whopping makeover.  Rissoles were a staple...
Beef & Pork Rissoles with ‘Loaded’ Gravy

Pork, Pancetta & Sage Pot Pies with Parsnip Topper

Well this is an extremely exciting moment for me.  Recipe Number 400!!  That is a whole lot of foodie love, a hell of a lot of eating, cooking, writing, insomnia and a lot of blood, burns, sweat & tears.  There have been a few failures along the way  and I have to...

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