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$15,000 Dinner for 10

Rattling pans for a Charity Dinner party tomorrow night with Gary Cogill in aid of Richardson Methodist Cancer Center. Better be good, they paid $15,000 for it... Fried chicken anyone ?

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50 years loyal royal service

I was saddened to hear last week of the death of Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Dickman was 85 years old and had served the Queen for 50 years, starting life at the palace watching out…

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Fish for the First Friday of Lent

Today is the first Friday of Lent and a day when many people choose to eat fish instead of meat. Of course, you don't have to be religious to eat fish, especially if you find an amazing recipe like this…

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Pancake Day !

Today is Shrove Tuesday so as they say across the pond... Happy Pancake Day ! The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) in Great Britain is traditionally known for making pancakes. English pancakes have three key ingredients:…

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Cooking Sous Vide, nice and slow

After eating at the French Laundry and wondering how the chefs, even though talented, managed to get the meats, fish and vegetables cooked so perfect and tender I decided to research a little. Turns out they are using a fairly…

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Diamond Jubilee – Picnic at the Palace

Buckingham Palace is giving away 5,000 tickets for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert,  including opening up the palace gardens for the worlds biggest pre-concert  picnic. Apply for yours here. What would be in your "Royal picnic hamper" ?  I am…

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Braised Pork Loin with Prunes

The cooler weather is here and their is nothing better than turning the key and walking into the house with the wonderful smell of food bubbling away in the oven. Don't miss any ingredients on this dish, it's absolutely gorgeous…

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