I'm a self confessed cookbook hoarder. I love 'em. Rarely do I get one, however, where I want to cook EVERYTHING from it. There's usually a smattering of things I have to cook, but there's also usually some page bulking…

Simon Wroe's debut novel 'Chop Chop' has caused a bit of a stir in the culinary world, with a few high profile chefs taking an aversion to some of Wroe's tales of life as a chef. I think what needs…

Bought a mix of tomatoes and a young pepper crusted goats cheese from Nice market for our lunch yesterday. Absolutely unreal. Probably the best tomatoes I've ever eaten. Makes you realise how many varieties of tomatoes there are, as supposed…

When in France, do as the French do. Why bloody not, eh?! Blue cheese, seeded French baguette from the Boulangerie and some Cote du Rhone, BEFORE dinner. Sacre Bleu!…

Sometimes just one ingredient spotted out of the corner of your eye can decide your dinner for you, and markets are superb for this type of cooking. This is a rarity that few can afford. Most have to plan meals,…