Chicken Kiev

The retro recipes season over at lovefood.com has reached my all time favourite chicken dish: the chicken Kiev. Read about its stateless history and how it helped to make ready meals respectable here, and click here for a recipe.

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Prawn cocktail

The retro season over at lovefood.com has reached its apotheosis with the prawn cocktail. Shredded lettuce, diced cucumber and plump prawns in proper Marie Rose sauce, made with ketchup and everything. Click here for the recipe, and to read all about its glamorous history, [...]

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  Beef stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is what happens when French food meets a bottomless Russian wallet. Fillet steak, plenty of butter and no stinting on the cartons of sour cream – it’s the kind of meal that requires an imperial income and a damned hard winter to justify it. [...]

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Crêpes Suzette

Everything is improved by being covered in brandy and set on fire. This is especially the case for pancakes, so my Shrove Tuesday post for lovefood.com is dedicated to that retro glam classic crêpes Suzette. For the history behind these flaming wonders, click Continue Reading

Sticky toffee pudding As well as writing for Aol Lifestyle while Gin and Crumpets was being rebuilt, I also graced the pages of lovefood with some recipes and a little bit of food history, too (I’m versatile like that). First was Sticky Toffee Pudding, which [...]

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