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One-handed Cooking

One-handed Cooking

Stop sniggering at the back. As the above video proves, being able to crack an egg single-handed is cool. It must be, because Michael Caine does it, and Michael Caine is cool. Ipso. Facto. Here’s a guy in a wheelchair who taught himself to cook one-handed: How to break an egg with one hand. Will give that a try later. Russell posted the video today because he’s just got his hands on Len Deighton’s Action Cook Book, which rules. Go…

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Black Gold

Black Gold

It’s apple time. In fact, it was Apple Day last week, in case you missed it. My landlady has a big apple tree in her garden, and she gave me a big bag of them with the advice: “They’re not very good this year.” Nevertheless, I immediately conceived a plan. After deciding that making cider was a bit too much work, I realised I could make Black Butter…. Yes, Black Butter. Possibly the most ludicrous recipe in the book. Ten…

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Cooking with Booze in the Wild

Cooking with Booze in the Wild

Under threat of legal action, I’m not at liberty to reveal the identities of the two fine gentlemen in this photograph, but I can tell you that it was taken on the banks of the Zambezi, about 10km downstream from Lake Kariba, which puts it somewhere round here. That’s boerwoers on the braai, and a bream about to go on. Plus two generous Pink Gins in true Cooking With Booze fashion. At a good 5,000 miles as the crow flies,…

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Veg Day

Veg Day

Today is veg day at Bone Towers – I’m a member of Growing Communities, a fantastic vegetable box scheme in North London. Every Wednesday I get a big bag of veg for the week, and go to work trying to polish it off. This veg is always so much better than the stuff from the shops – because it all came out of the ground in the last day or so. Some of it’s grown within a couple of miles…

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Cookin’ on Video

Cookin’ on Video

So, I made a video of me cooking one of the recipes (this one): I used fresh tomatos because I’d just harvested a bunch from my roof, so the sauce turned out a bit more liquid than it should be, but it was super-tasty. This is actually my third cooking video (more here), but the first from the book. I’m planning on doing a whole series of them – but I’m hoping that other people will help me out and…

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