Squash Cannelloni with Smoked Cheese
cookinginthecity: Occassionally, I spot an ingredient that I just have to use in a dish - this time it was a beautiful piece of smoked raclette. Raclette is a semi-firm cow’s milk cheese typically used for melting in dishes. Here I’ve complemented the savoury flavours of the smoked raclette with sweet buttersquash filling in cannelloni and a creamy besciamella sauce. This is quite a rich dish...
Cooking In The City: Hungarian Beef Goulash →
cookinginthecity: When I think of Hungarian food, the dish that comes to mind is goulash (gulyás). It’s a simple but very tasty and comforting dish, where beef is cooked slowly with onions and lots of paprika until tender and almost melt-in-your-mouth. The consistency is somewhere in between a stew and a…
Cooking In The City: Beef Wellington →
cookinginthecity: Over a drink last weekend, a friend was talking about his typical dinners in Singapore. Food courts, takeaways, and occasionally a couple packets of instant noodles - it seemed like a home cooked meal was well overdue. After a few more drinks, Nick kindly volunteered me to cook Beef Wellington…
Cooking In The City: Slow Roasted Pork →
cookinginthecity: Sunday roasts are as much a tradition for Kiwis as it is for Brits. Nothing makes me feel more like I’m back home than roasting a whole chicken, pork shoulder, or leg of lamb in the weekends. Here I have roasted a de-boned leg of pork for 6 hours until the meat easily pulls apart. Don’t be…
Cooking In The City: Macaroni & Cheese with... →
cookinginthecity: Lately I’ve noticed a renaissance for macaroni & cheese with many restaurants serving their own version of this classic dish - and it tastes nothing like mac ‘n’ cheese from a package mix. When I went out for my birthday dinner, I had a delicious baked macaroni & cheese with stewed beef,…
Cooking In The City: One Chicken Three Ways →
cookinginthecity: This week I’ve taken a more organized approach to planning my meals, to make full use of the wide range of ingredients available in this part of the world. I bought a large chicken and some fresh South East Asian ingredients like coriander, lemongrass, lime, chilli, kaffir lime leaves, and…
Cooking In The City: Spaghetti alla Carbonara →
cookinginthecity: On a recent trip to Italy, one of my biggest culinary revelations was Spaghetti alla Carbonara. The traditional recipe has no cream, no chicken, no vegetables - just good quality pancetta, eggs and cheese. This authentic Italian Carbonara tastes richer and more luxurious than any Carbonara… YUM!!!
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