An Ode To Bacon

Oh bacon, thee maketh my heart gladder. Thee maketh my stews heartier and my soups flavourful, and you impart thy divine fragrance to the chicken or the beef – or the greens of the field among which I place thee. Truly, for all the savoury dishes, thy glory shall be great! So yes.  I love bacon.  In fact, I don’t think I know anyone (save … Continue reading An Ode To Bacon

Mediterranean Salad (Not Exactly Greek)

… but no worse for it, certainly! The idea for the salad originated when, in search of a bag of lentils at the local supermarket, I wandered facefirst into a refrigerated display of Greek cheeses, a veritable cornucopia of several kinds of feta and halloumi.  My mouth watered instantly and there I was, holding a packet of each, good feta and halloumi, and staring around … Continue reading Mediterranean Salad (Not Exactly Greek)

Grilled Duck Breast with Oriental Chili Sauce

My cooking style, when presented with options in terms of time and selection of raw materials, tends to run, almost regardless of season, to fusion-food styles, which are inspired by a variety of cuisines, ranging from rustic French and Italian to Southeast Asian, with anything and everything (provided it tastes good and can be combined well) in-between. Since the friend who visited the weekend before … Continue reading Grilled Duck Breast with Oriental Chili Sauce