German wines

Tedeschi, it would appear, is Italian for "German." So, confusedly, pointed out my father when I presented...

Another Christmas cake

My father had also made a Christmas cake, but unlike the one I'd made, his followed the...

Christmas cake experiment

So my Christmas cake this year followed my more-or-less standard recipeĀ  - Delia's - with a few...

Cheeky!

As I've said before, when the weather is cold English food really comes into its own. There's...

Turkey and leek pie

My feelings on the subject of pies are, I think, well known. I had leftover turkey and...

This “so-called recession”

So, for telling us that we'd never had it so good, Lord Young resigned from the government....

The heart of the matter

We headed to the St John's Chophouse for dinner, and perused the menu over drinks (a pint...

Disappointing d’Arrys

The last time I went to d'Arrys, I was impressed. This time, I was disappointed. I'd signed...

Pie time

Who amongst us can truly say that we don't think the invention of the pie is one...

Baked gammon

Aren't pigs brilliant? Sausages, bacon, pork - is there no end to the wonderous meats this beast...

Cottage pie

There is a simple and humble pleasure to be found in the traditional dishes of an English...

Pumpkin “stir fry”

I was beginning to think I didn't actually like pumpkin: I'd made two kinds of soup with...
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