• Masterclass

    Spatchcocking, it’s not that hard

    by  • 30/01/2012 • Masterclass, Musings • 3 Comments

    spatchcocking a poussin

    A little while ago I attended Luiz Hara‘s London Cooking Club where a group of keen foodies gathered to feast on a themed tasting menu. Held once a month or so at his lovely home in Islington, Luiz has been running the Cooking Club for some time. The theme on this occasion was Nduja, the softly spicy...

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    Discover the Origin with Matt Tebbutt

    by  • 09/04/2011 • Masterclass • 3 Comments

    Matt Tebbutt in kitchen with wine

    This week I was invited to a Discover the Origin masterclass with chef Matt Tebbutt of The Foxhunter in Nantyderry, Monmouthshire. The evening took place at L’Atelier des Chefs, a surprisingly large cookery school in the centre of London, where we learnt all about some lovely cheese, wine and port from Italy, France and Portugal....

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    Sessions with my butcher: one whole lamb

    by  • 31/03/2011 • Masterclass • 0 Comments

    A whole lamb carcass on butcher's block

    On the last session with my local butcher, Cleavers of Old York Road, Wandsworth, I jointed a chicken and broke down a leg of lamb. This time we’ve stepped up into a whole lamb. When it’s hung up in the freezer, you always think “that looks quite small”. And considering the amount of wool and skin...

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    Butchery in the city of London

    by  • 19/03/2011 • Masterclass • 2 Comments

    Preparing shoulder of lamb at Parson's Nose

    As a devout meat eater, I can’t ever imagine not eating meat. There’s just something incredibly satisfying about its unique texture, enticing aroma and alluring taste. And like most meat eaters, I’ve probably eaten more animals than I can count. This fact, and my general pro-meat attitude, probably hasn’t won me many vegetarian friends....

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