Roast Chicken and Other Love Songs

As an enthusiastic (and I absolutely mean ‘enthusiastic’ in the school-report-euphemism sense) cook, I love geeking out over process. Reductions and purees and veloutes and tempering. I like to make things as complicated as possible. But this is, of course, futile. The more I have to do, the more chance there is of me makingContinue reading “Roast Chicken and Other Love Songs”

Comfort Food

I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort food recently, whilst staring wistfully out of my kitchen window at a carpark. These are very much times for comfort food – we need as much comfort in our lives as possible. I’m just not entirely sure what it is. I keep trying to define it in myContinue reading “Comfort Food”

Arancini: A Story

I don’t know why I’ve never made Arancini before; I guess because I’ve never had any leftover risotto and the idea of making some specifically for another purpose seems a smidgen long-winded, even for me. Apparently, arancini translates as ‘little orange’. The Italians love a diminutive. It reminds me of my favourite joke in ShakespeareContinue reading “Arancini: A Story”