The Irish Connection Bacon mash and cabbage has always been the meal of choice for “a taste of home” for people of Irish descent. This is the most popular meal on St Patrick’s day in Ireland. Both of my wife parents are Irish so I have a lot of experience with bacon and cabbage. This […]
This traditional Portuguese dish of seafood pasta is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Clams, Cockles or Mussels? In my seafood pasta, I particularly like the clams, very typical of Portuguese cooking, although these are hard to get hold of in the UK. If you can get them they are likely to be pretty […]
A firm favourite in my family, served warm or cold, my wifes aka Nannys bread pudding is the best.
This Spanish-style chicken bake adapted from one by The Hairy Bikers is a one-pot wonder that’s made with juicy chorizo, chicken and veg – perfect for a midweek supper or a weekend alternative to a weekend roast. Because everything cooks together, this really allows the flavours to come together nicely.
This classic Hungarian dish is warming and delicious. I made this for my children, and they loved it. My niece Cara when she stayed with us liked it with mashed potato and named it Goumash.
Pimientos de Padrón are small, bright green peppers that come from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain.
Al dente linguine served with octopus, squid, mussels and prawns in a creamy white wine sauce.
If you would like to try this cockney treat then my recipe for a family-sized pie version will give you a taste of this classic meal.