Lock-down Reading List

The coronavirus lock-down has turned us all into home cooks, whether we want to be or not. We’ve seen large numbers of people embracing the joys of sourdough and posting social media pictures of cakes and cordials, pastries and pies. Long may it last, I say, though I suspect many new cooks will find they revert to old habits as the lock-down eases and the different rigours of ‘normal’ life ratchet up.

If you want to carry on cooking but make it fit around work and/or home schooling, here are some cookbooks I’ve found useful for easy but delicious meals, and a few more to provide inspiration for when you have the luxury of time. Continue reading

Luscious Pork Chops

If you’re on a diet, read no further. Squeeze your eyes tight shut, grope blindly for the off button and visit the fridge to feast on a nice plate of mixed salad leaves (no dressing).

If on the other hand you’re in the mood for a rich and wintery dish of chops with wine and cheese, peppercorns, sage and mustard, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading