We always ate fish on Good Friday. Mostly in the form of fish pies, although a few goujons and beer-battered fillets also appeared on the table as the years ran along. I was in my 20s when I found out why we ate fish on Good Friday: we were fasting. If eating breakfast […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

On February 24, 2016 By

There was a time when I always knew what we were going to eat for dinner. That time was when my mum was in charge. Sunday was a roast, obviously. If it had been a roast chicken, then there would be chicken soup and dumplings on Monday. Wednesday was cod in parsley […]

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The bacon and egg pie is under attack

Back in 2009, when it was all fields and forests around here, I posted a recipe for bacon and egg pie. It was a recipe I used to make every week when I worked in Greenwich market, selling cake and […]

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Slow cooked shepherd’s pie photographed by Stuart Ovenden

The dark arts of food styling are much whispered about. It’s often assumed that magazines deploy most of B&Q to get their meals looking as scrumptious as they do. The chicken is varnished, the lasagne is blow-torched and the steam […]

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Gala pork pie

On May 4, 2011 By

Gala pork pie

If there was a silver lining to the sloe gin taste off, it was the gala pork pie we used to line our stomachs. We actually ate it as a light starter and then followed it with a full English, as there was some concern about what would […]

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