Kurume Tonkotsu Ramen 久留米ラーメン

久留米ラーメン Whenever I meet up with an old friend that I haven’t seen in a long time, we never catch up on each other’s lives over a cup of expresso in a dimly lit chic cafe, instead I’d much rather reminiscence the good old days over a piping hot bowl of ramen with a pint…

Iberico Pork Japanese Style Chashu チャーシュー

チャーシュー Before even opening the door to the kitchen, the glorious smell of melting pork fat coupled with the sweet and salty smell of simmering soy sauce is enough to make anyone salivate. This is a recipe for Japanese chashu made from Iberian pork, which is a Japanese adaptation to a barbecued pork dish that…

Tajarin with Fresh Porcini Mushrooms and Wild Calamint

Tajarin with Fresh Porcini Mushrooms and Wild Calamint The Porcini mushrooms, as it is known in Italy, is more commonly known as cèpes in the French culinary world, and the Penny Bun in America (it is never called Penny Buns in the UK). It’s scientific name is the Boletus edulis, and it is part of the Basidiomycete group…

Langoustine and Lobster Oil Risotto

Risotto à l’huile de homard et au langoustine This dish consists of a langoustine stock based risotto, seasoned with langoustine oil, tomato puree and parsley, before being finished with lobster oil and thickened with Parmesan cheese. It is accompanied by an assortment of seafood, with garlic fried langoustines and white wine steamed clams. Langoustines (Nephrops…

Lapin à la Moutarde

Rabbit with a Mustard Cream Sauce This dish is a classic provincial French dish that consists of a rabbit leg and loin served with a vibrant mustard cream sauce. The rabbit can be done two ways, the first using a sous vide machine and the second by simply pan frying it and finishing it in…

Irish Lamb Shank Stew

Irish Lamb Shank Stew England is famous around the world for its gloomy weather, with little sunshine and miserable rain. Even in spring, England can sometimes be chilly, with downpours that make you want to stay at home and snuggle under a warm blanket. On days like this, nothing beats coming home to the aromas…

Morel Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto

Risotto ai funghi morel con scaglie di parmigiano Ask any mushroom lover what their favourite season is and they’ll tell you autumn. Autumn brings with it all the tastes of earthy and umami rich mushrooms. From Porcini mushrooms all the way to the extremely sought after white truffles of Alba. These truffles, also known as trifola…