I’ve just found this sinful but heavenly Valentine’s Day menu on the bbc.co.uk food website. It’s been compiled using recipes by James Martin, a regular ‘celebrity’ chef who broadcasts across the BBC network.
His romantic recipes strike the right balance between simple flavours and extra special touches. Each dish is easy to prepare, quick to cook, and light enough to leave room for dessert.
I’ve been on the hunt for a nice romantic menu, to cook for my special lady, and this is a definite possibility, especially if it’s a cold crisp Sunny winters day. Sophie Dahl’s choices bring evocative thoughts of warm early summer evenings with light, fresh and colourful ingredients. I know my other half would enjoy these:
I came across Yotam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi when I bought a new recipe book this weekend, Jerusalem is the 3rd book published by the pair based on recipes from ‘ottolenghi‘, their Middle eastern cuisine restaurants and deli’s based around London.
Have just watched an oldish episode of the Great British Revival about pork with Clarissa Dickson Wright, in which she cooked one of my favourite cuts of meat belly of pork. I will be cooking this one in the near future and the recipe can be found here.
Blood oranges have now come in to season and are appearing on the shelves in my supermarkets. This Paul Rankin Crème Brûlée recipe has a citrus twist, both in the Crème and the sauce that it’s served with. A hit on both counts. The recipe can be found here.