Mushroom, Sweet Onion and Mascarpone Pizza

A long since discontinued pizza from a certain classy national supermarket was at one time a favourite of mine, and once my pizza dough making had settled in to its groove I began experimenting with suspected ingredients drawn from a hazy memory, and the results felt satisfyingly familiar. I had before turned the onions almost […]

Chocolate and Zuccini Cake

Although zuccini is not the English name, my first exposure to this cake was under the employment of an Australian cafe owner, and therefore I wish to respect my initial discovery of this recipe from my fun days working at 232 in Bristol, which is actually where my interest in food began to grow. The […]

Salt & Pepper Prawns

During our year living in the then filthy, now thriving (but still filthy) Stokes Croft in Bristol, my best friend and I visited a fairly mediocre local Chinese called Great Wall (before we had discovered the wonderful and far superior Mayflower just a few steps further). The menu featured a ‘Slat & Pepper’ section, so […]

Butter Chicken

For my __th birthday, friends of mine arranged for a real life Indian woman to visit our house and cook some curries with me. Many, many years ago, I was assured by our long lost friend Indian Dave that I would love Butter Chicken, but had never yet tried it. This happened to be one […]

Shortcrust Pie Pastry

It’s really good to get familiar with pastry, as it opens up many possibilities within savoury and sweet, and there really is no limit to what you can put in a pie. After expressing this perspective to my friend Olivia, she requested I make her a lasagne pie, which I did! Some of my specific […]

Lemon Chicken

I’ve always wanted to unravel the mysteries of takeaway dishes, then I’d be able to not only make my own at home, but also control the amount of sugar, oil and salt included. One of the first I attempted was this. Fellow photographer Katie has acted as a willing test subject, and later, main consumer […]