Veg, part 1

I’ll never be a vegetarian but I’m not the sort of boorish meat eater who claims he hasn’t had a meal if it doesn’t bleed. And so it goes I like vegetarian cookbooks and my absolute favourite ones are written by people like me:  card carrying carnivores.

Apple glut? Here’s something from Guernsey for you to try

  Craig Hamilton was offering around some cooking apples on the Twitters recently and I said “I’ll take a tonne off you”. So he duly dropped a 25 kilo potato sack brimming with bramleys round my house. Fantastic. I’ve risen to the challenge and got busy with my apples. Mum and Dad were coming up, so… Continue reading Apple glut? Here’s something from Guernsey for you to try

A posh restaurant style poached egg: home cooked comfort food at its best

I just poached an egg. I just poached a proper grown up actual poached egg. Now let me tell you something about poached eggs: I can’t cook them. Let me tell you something else: I bloody love poached eggs, me. So much so, that I keep a little league table of bloody brilliant poached eggs. It looks… Continue reading A posh restaurant style poached egg: home cooked comfort food at its best

Context and making meaning out of food

When we teach students about textual analysis we often talk about “context” and how that can help shape meaning. By that we mean things like how someone comes to a media text (a TV programme, a film, a song, a newspaper article etc.), how and where they are consuming it, what their personal background is,… Continue reading Context and making meaning out of food

Done my christmas baking, four weeks late

Ever since I was a baby my Mum has made the most amazing mince pies.  They are topped with an almond macaroon type thing, and I have not met a single person who doesn’t think they’re the best thing ever.  The last two years we’ve done Christmas up here, so I’ve made my own, but this year… Continue reading Done my christmas baking, four weeks late