main course - meat

ginger ale and mustard ham recipe

Gammon, Ginger Ale… and Mustard

"It was wonderful, of course - ham with mustard is a meal of glory." Dodie Smith, I Capture The Castle  Gammon is a particularly good choice to offer...
Gerald Wilde, The Clown, 1975, Pastel and gouache on paper, 119 x 81cm, courtesy October Gallery, London

Circus Pork Pie

“My life may be miserable but I am not.” Gerald Wilde There’s a delightful exhibition on currently at the October Gallery in Old Gloucester Street, London. I’...
chilli con carne recipe

2 Easy Methods For Chilli Con Carne

A friend of mine (the black pudding enthusiast) is dead keen on chilli con carne. He lives in Canada and hasn’t visited this year but I thought I would research...
An easy but exuberant recipe for pork schnizel

Romanian Schnitzel (or Şniţel)

What can you say about a country where they don’t just lose their temper – their ‘mustard jumps off’?Romania is a place where, when they make a mess of thin...

Simon and Garfunkel Herbed Steak

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme So sang Simon and Garfunkel in 1966 in one of the most memorable and classic songs of its thyme (I'm sorry!) and as I was tra...
omelette recipe

Spitfire Omelette

"Some people say you don't fly a Spitfire, you wear it." Commander Dave Mackay in The Financial Times Magazine   This year in the UK we have...
peach chutney recipe

Saucy Peach Nearly-chutney

"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime, which never lets anyone suspect the labours it has cost ...