Category Archives: Food

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

The first real rain of the year. Sadly, no petrichor that I could detect, perhaps due to my cold, which came on quickly overnight and set up camp in my throat and the right side of my head. A good … Continue reading

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Monday, 29 April 2024

Nothing in my youth prepared me for how much time I’d have to spend peeling and chopping and grating and crushing garlic. Maybe I should go for the tube version or even one of those huge jars. I don’t have … Continue reading

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Gyoza Moments

Some things I like and don’t like about making gyoza — Chopping Chinese cabbage is my least favourite part, mainly because my chopping board is a bit too small, as is my knife, so I end up with bits of … Continue reading

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Super Spicy

So if you buy your daughter some super spicy chicken wings at the Taiwanese chicken place whose supposedly non-spicy chicken is too spicy for you, it’s a bad idea, when you put the super spicy chicken wings into the oven … Continue reading

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The Platonic Ideal of KFC

A roadside KFC restored my faith in the fast food gods. Continue reading

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Properly Crispy

Not exactly a surprise that a Recipe Tin Eats recipe works just as promised. Continue reading

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The Coffee Dilemma

A note for future me — when at work and faced with the choice between drinking instant coffee or using a couple of paper towels as a make-do coffee filter because you left the filters you bought the day before … Continue reading

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Just One Cookbook’s Macaroni Gratin

This macaroni gratin is probably the first actually new recipe I’ve made this year. It was a late request on a Sunday, with just enough time to get to the shops. For ages I’ve shied away from anything vaguely rouxish. … Continue reading

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Salt & Fat’s 707 Fried Chicken

I’ve made this chicken one billion times. You should give it a try. Continue reading

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Salt & Fat’s Butter Tomato Sauce

The day ten years ago this recipe for tomato-butter sauce was posted on Salt & Fat was the day I started to cook. Until then I had prepared plenty of food and certainly thought that I had been cooking, but … Continue reading

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