Tag: food history

Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

I feel the need to emphasise this point: this is by no means a traditional Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana. Instead it is a meat-free version that makes the best of pantry staples. However if you prefer to include guanciale (or a substitute meat), then notes for 

Chicken à la Meates

Chicken à la Meates

This is my version of Chicken à la King – the one that I grew up eating and which is still a firm and frequent favourite in the weekly meal rotation. In comparison to both the original and contemporary recipes, it is pared back and 

Pancakes

Pancakes

A simple – but delicious – recipe for pancakes in time for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday next week. Though this recipe doesn’t need to be confined to just one day a year! Serve them in the traditional manner with a little lemon juice and caster sugar 

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

When I was a wee lass – in the era of cassette tapes, shoulder pads, and glam rock – I had created a ‘recipe’ for cheese on crackers. It consisted of melting cheese on a cracker by way of the microwave. Immensely proud of this