Another year is done, and I am a little older and a lot more shameless. That’s the best thing about ageing. As I inch further and further along my timeline, I realise there’s less and less stuff for me to worry about.

I had dinner at The Camberwell Arms on New Year’s Eve. […]

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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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Medieval spiced beef stew

If there is one certain rule in cooking, it’s that you should never cook something new for a dinner party. Never put yourself through the stress, all the cook books and writers shrewdly advise. Stick to what you know. And this is good advice, but it […]

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Real mincemeat with beef

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Real mincemeat with beef

Because I have no mercy on my guests, people who come to our house’s Christmas party next weekend will be subjected to mince pies made with beef mincemeat. Reactions to my plans have ranged from: ‘Ooooh, interesting,’ to ‘But there will be real mince pies, won’t […]

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