The Dough Knows: Steak and Kidney Pudding

What the hell was I thinking. Clearly a string of at least moderate kitchen successes had gone to my head, and I thought I was untouchable. But deep down in my soul was a fear, an awareness of my many shortcomings, a gaping hole papered over with minor victories. But the dough knows. I’ve never … Continue reading The Dough Knows: Steak and Kidney Pudding

Hempton & Henderson #1: Grilled Marinated Calf’s Heart

An irregular series in which I attempt to cook every recipe in Fergus Henderson’s “The Whole Beast,” in the style of that daft movie about Julia Child. I was thinking that what this blog needs is to be more relevant, to be part of the zeitgeist, to resonate with the youth and their pop-culture savvy. … Continue reading Hempton & Henderson #1: Grilled Marinated Calf’s Heart

Start The Year Off With A Bung: Haggis

If I’m going to persist with cooking this weird stuff, I’m going to need some kind of hookup. A connection, you know? I’m never that guy– the guy who knows someone doing shady deals out the back of the pub and can get whatever you need for a tenner. Like a schmuck I’m going through … Continue reading Start The Year Off With A Bung: Haggis