Category Archives: Jamie Oliver

The Curate’s Cake…

As with the Curate’s egg, this cake was good in parts. The reason for the incompleteness of this delicious recipe, a marmalade cake which originates in the current issue of Jamie Magazine, was a sad lack of concentration. It is … Continue reading

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..and when the pie was opened

…I’m pleased to say that the birds did not begin to sing. Keeping five and twenty blackbirds alive, under pastry, in a hot oven would be enough of a challenge to convince Hercules that cleaning the Augean stables with his … Continue reading

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the wicked Mr.Chilli pays a visit….

The damp greyness of this morning precluded any plans that I had for photography, not through a lack of light but through a lack of volition. I couldn’t be arsed. I thought that a highly spiced kick in the butt … Continue reading

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In reply to the call for chocolate…

Today has involved creative work of a different kind. Jenny and I have been dismantling perfectly nice pieces of old furniture and distressing them. I’ve never thought of getting rid of stress by distressing something else. Destressed by distress is … Continue reading

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JAMIE MAGAZINE SINGS THE PRAISES OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES FOR FOOD LOVERS

Jamie Magazine is at the forefront of well informed and entertaining food magazines. The photography and writing are examples of the very best that is on offer, and no issue goes past without my having cooked at least three or … Continue reading

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Great expectations……

I’ve managed successfully not to take a food picture for the last three days, which is unusual as I am running a food photography course, details of which feature in the Up Front News in the latest issue of “Jamie” … Continue reading

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Basil and Jamie, a fertile combination

I’ve just remembered this wonderful, small leaved basil that we grew from seed, and which, to our amazement has flourished. Jenny and I have never had much success with propagating anything other than children – we’re now sticking to plants. … Continue reading

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Broken but not bowed….pineapple tatin is not for the faint hearted

Yesterday I had a feeling that I would be punching above my weight in attempting to make a pineapple tarte tatin under the cloud of a hangover. My trepidation was not misplaced. I had seen a set of recipes with … Continue reading

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The most delicious cake I have ever eaten.

The recipe for this lemon cake was the creation of the celebrated Claire Ptak, proprietor of the celebrated shop and cafĂ©, Violet, in London’s East End. It is, without doubt, one of the most delicious sweet things that I have … Continue reading

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A good egg with serrano ham and sage leaves.

The sage, since it has been transplanted, is sporting very healthy looking leaves that so need to be used in the kitchen. Sage with calf’s liver comes quickly to mind, but has to be rejected in even quicker time. Too … Continue reading

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