Coming in from the Wild
There is something exhausting about the restless search for the latest faddish flavour of the month. It used to be drugs, now all trendy folk seem to go on about is kimchi and bone-broth (unless you live in LA where vaginal steam cleansing with mugwort is the real deal). Fine, but I’m worried about the obsession for wild foods; chefs enthusing about some foraged ... more
The Greedy and Lazy Diet
Greed and laziness, that’s what the magazines should be teaching us to avoid rather than making up a complete load of rubbish about detoxing that my liver does perfectly well for itself.
Passion for Ingredients
Many chefs, albeit prodigiously talented, if they actually write their own books, simply recount what they cook and instruct us to do the same. Other books are written by cooks who bring the ingredients to ...
A Very Edinburgh Story
When I was a boy, that is roughly thirty years ago, expelled from school and cast from my parents’ favour, I got a job as a pot washer in Bell’s Diner, a real burger ...