Author Archives: Luke

Devilled Kidneys

There are a bunch of variations on devilled kidneys, this one is mixture from several sources, with options for dialling up the richness. It includes onion, which some might regard as heresy, but I quite enjoyed. There’s lots you can … Continue reading

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Heart & tart

Another post from last year that never made it out… from October time: Our pear tree had just given up its rather small collection (16) pears this week. We were worried that after this lame summer they would turn out … Continue reading

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Blackberry, rhubarb and apple crumble

This was written back at the end of July, and I never got around to posting it:   Blackberry season is in full swing, and Hackney & Walthamstow marshes are groaning under the weight of fruit. Enterprising individuals have cut … Continue reading

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Gizzards with Simian Mobile Disco

My day job involves managing the musical careers of professional synth-twiddlers James Ford & Jas Shaw, otherwise known as Simian Mobile Disco. Last year they started a record label, called Delicacies, to release their own more techno orientated productions, where … Continue reading

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A summer supper – celery ratatouille, seared broccoli and fried & roasted potatoes

No weird ingredients, no offal, even no meat – for a change! I made this a few weeks ago, on one of the few fine weekends we’ve had. I’ve been enjoying celery a lot recently, and one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Cheek & Leeks

The humble pigs cheek is another one of those oft overlooked cheap cuts that are really quite delicious. Historically cooked in this country as bath chaps, and of course in a traditional spaghetti alla carbonara you should use guanciale, cured … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner

Our first proper restaurant review, of Heston Blumenthal’s new venture, Dinner. Luckily for me, one of my friends had managed to get in quick with a reservation when they opened (about three months ago) – the Tuesday after the Bank … Continue reading

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