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Lamb, chickpea and spinach stew

Lamb, chickpea and spinach stew

I’m a big fan of one pot cooking. Step 1. Throw ingredients into pan Step 2. Leave in oven for several hours Step 3. Check on food once or twice Step 4. Scoff the lot Of course there are practical benefits – it’s incredibly easy, you can prepare everything in advance, it makes cooking for … Continue reading

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

It’s genuinely surprising the number of disgusted faces I was presented with when I told people I was making slow-cooked ox cheek ragù. I mean, we’re not talking tongue or tripe or some random body part that you would only see Z-list celebrities eating in a jungle in Australia. This is cheek we’re talking about. … Continue reading

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Poor old gnocchi…I feel sorry for them. So misunderstood and under-appreciated by us British. But who can blame us? So often served as stodgy, chewy nuggets rather than the oh-so-light and fluffy little pillows they should be, they’re the forgotten cousin of the straight-A student – well-known and well-loved pasta. But when they reach the … Continue reading