Phillippa Cheifitz’ fabulous chocolate mousse

Phillippa Cheifitz’ fabulous chocolate mousse

One of my favourite cooks is Phillippa Cheifitz and one of my favourite—and much used –cook books is her 1986 treasure The Cosmopolitan Cookbook.  I have other books of hers, including the wonderful Seasons but the 1986 opus is a standout. I have had the pleasure of...
Rosewater and almond marmalade from Lebanon

Rosewater and almond marmalade from Lebanon

If you have ever thought of making your own marmalade now is the time to try it. A bit longwinded but very easy to do and you don’t need any pectin to set this one as it uses the pips in the citrus to do that. The result is the most delicious thing you will eat in a...
Refika’s fabulous olive–Bitta bread

Refika’s fabulous olive–Bitta bread

If you want to make bread that is not only spectacular but tasty as can be and easy to make to boot try this one. It comes from a brilliant Turkish cooking channel called Refika’s Kitchen. She lives in Istanbul and makes food that is unintimidating and great to serve....
How about a retro prawn cocktail? With bubbly.

How about a retro prawn cocktail? With bubbly.

One of the easiest –and most delicious—starters is a retro prawn cocktail. Don’t let those who turn up their noses and say” Oh that is so old fashioned” get to you. Yes it is and so is eating, so is roast beef, so is turkey—you get my drift. Go for it and enjoy it...
Classic Sole Meuniere on Greg’s table.

Classic Sole Meuniere on Greg’s table.

It is said this is the dish that made Julia Childs fall in love with French cooking. There is no doubt that it is the quintessential French fish dish, deceptively simple, delicious to eat with no overcrowding the palate with a myriad of flavours. Fish, lemon, and...