Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jamie Oliver Jamie’s money saving meals 6 Roast Ham Hocks

Episode 6 of 6: Roast Ham Hocks
Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie Shop smart, Cook clever, Waste less
Program Six: Roast Ham Hocks - Money saving meals for £1.89 on a budget
Great new series and book, to see the new cookbook and see offers check out In UK Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Lessin Canada Save with Jamie and in the USA Save with Jamie
In the sixth episode Jamie is preparing nutritious ham meals for an average of £1.96 a portion.
Recipes this evening include:

Video clips:
Read more about the new cookbook and see offers at Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less and see Jamie talk about the new book.

Jamie Oliver Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 4 Chicken recipes

Friday, September 06, 2013

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes

First broadcast on 10 August 2013, Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes by Michela Chiappa, includes many sumptuous Italian favourites with wonderful photography.


See a clip of smoked salmon and spinach with pasta, i.e. ravioli with oozy egg and smoked salmon.
No book as yet… read more
Will you be writing a cookbook to accompany the series?
We are going to do a book, but it won’t be ready in time for the series…… see TV Choice magazine
Previous recipes:
How to cook Ragu, and a visit to many people’s favourite place – Bologna to see specialist pasta. Also, lasagne verdi with walnut and sage pesto.
Enjoy -great sisters great cooking great series!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course – watch TV episodes recipes full guide

The most amazing chef I have ever seen, Gordon is irascible, unique but lovely! He really does know what he is doing and has the ability to make cooking fun - yet seem simple.

The Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on series was a big success around the world.

We have put together a guide to the 20 episode series, information on Gordon his restaurants across the globe and links to book stores in the UK, USA and Canada.

Book reviews and offers Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course

His new series Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking is starting soon, book reviews and offers at

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Nadia G Bitchin' Kitchen

Nadia G in Bitchin' Kitchen

Well I wouldn't argue with Nadia G!
When she says what do do I would do it.

An out there cooking series from Montreal featuring the amazing Nadia G, with shoes and nails to match each curative episode.
Nadia gives food advice and more for those difficult personal relationship troubles we meet from time to time.

Marry me - serve lobster bisque with saffron and chives.
Don't knock it until you try it.

Nadia Giosia is an actress,cook and singer, who initially had a web cooking series and now has the cooking show Bitchin' Kitchen. She was born in Montreal to Italian parents.

Go to Nadia's website and check out her episode guide.

Don't watch alone - go Nadia go!!

Nigel Slater Dish of the day repeat Friday 6 Sept 2013

Nigel Slater offers slow roast lamb with a herb rub and parmesan mash.
Watch the episode Friday at 7.30 pm BBC1 (6 Sept 2013).
Recipe links and videos see programme eight at:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Union Street Café David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay

Union Street Café David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay

What a wonderful idea, combine the talents of Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to create a restaurant!
David and Gordon have combined their talents to create a new London based eatery. Don't ask me just how they have done this but The Union Street Café is now taking orders...
From the press release:
Opening Monday 16 September, Union Street Café is an urban warehouse destination near Borough, offering quality Mediterranean inspired food with a daily changing menu, prepared in an open theatre style kitchen. Serving fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers including nearby Borough market, as well as directly sourced artisan ingredients from the Mediterranean.

USA Chefs cookbooks and cookware

USA Chefs cookbooks and cookware

Just a note to introduce our reviews of cooking shows and products for the USA.

Gordon Ramsay is one of our most popular chefs. Such a character - his language is used in a different way to most TV chefs. See Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cooking Course links...where we have a review of his 20 episode series and information on broadcasts in UK and N. America.

Our cookware categories are listed below and you can follow our store Kitchen & Housewares products....

  • Bakeware
  • Bar Tools & Glasses
  • Coffee, Tea & Espresso
  • Cookware
  • Dining Room Furniture
  • Glassware & Drinkware
  • Home Brewing & Wine Making
  • Kitchen & Table Linens
  • Kitchen Furniture

The Incredible Spice Men BBC 2 TV

The Incredible Spice Men BBC 2 TV watch again episode guide and recipes

A new exciting TV series and cookbook on spices, from chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala with a cook book to support the series The Incredible Spice Men are going to spice up your life. These fine chefs have appeared on programmes such as the Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, preparing excellent recipes based on spicing up British food.

There is a friendly banter to carry the program along.

Watch the first show on iplayer

Watch an introduction broadcast on BBC Breakfast: Shake up your dinner plate with the incredible spice men

To see more and follow the links - The Incredible Spice Men - watch again and see recipes links

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 1 Brisket of Beef recipes

Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie Shop smart, Cook clever, Waste less

Program One: Brisket of Beef – Nutritious meals on a budget of £1.80

In the first program of his Save with Jamie series, Jamie prepares nutritious meals on a budget and following premise of the new book Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less , he offers tips on keeping costs down and wasting less food.

Jamie shows us how to prepare recipes that cost less than £1.80 a portion and cooks up:

Sunday roast brisket with all the trimmings,
Korean stir-fried rice ,
Sweet pea fish pie,
American hot pizza pie when a takeaway lover is shown how to make his favourite treat for a fraction of the price of ordering it in.

Read more at Jamie Oliver Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 1 Brisket of Beef recipes

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

the cook’s companion -Stephanie Alexander

The Cook’s Companion (The complete book of recipes and ingredients) is a BIG cook book weighing in at 1126 pages and pretty good if you want to begin weightlifting! But what a beautiful cookery book! A rainbow cover with silvered page edges add to the impression that you have something wonderful in your posession. Stephanie Alexander is based in Australia and has experience in running restaurants, cookery schools and writing cookery books. She has had a number of cookery books published and you can read more about her life at Stephanie Alexander’s life.

The cook book has the following contents:

Equipment: a description of all types of kitchen equipment.
Basics: definitions of cooking ingredients and terms.
Measurements: a guide to measurements - what they mean and how they are used.
The ingredients: an A to Z list from Abalone to Zucchini.

A remarkable cook book with masses of intelligent detail. You will learn so much if you use this book over a number of years. By trying a new reciepe each week for example, you can search out new ingredients and bring the best to the food you cook on a daily basis. Stephanie is inspiring in her writing and each reciepe seems to jump off the page just asking to be prepared and eaten.

Check out the links below to Amazon’s bookstore for customer comments:
UK Amazon Store : Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s Companion
US Amazon Store: Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s Companion

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Naples Grand Resort

The Naples Grand Resort lies on the Gulf Coast of Florida, at Clam Pass Park. This is just north of the City of Naples, Pelican Bay with the Ritz Carlton and many luxury high rises are nearby. The hotel has fantastic views over the gulf coast with amazing sunsets.

A world class golf course is part of the resort.

There are a number of restaurants, including -
Aura, designed along feng shui guidelines, to provide an ambience of delicate quality. This complements the wonderful food. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dishes are created using only the finest of ingredients and choicest selections. While on a recent visit we met with chef Stephen Delaney, a chef of remarkable ability. Fine wines and a selection of premier teas! A must visit!
Paradise Grill, located on Clam Pass Park beach on the Gulf of Mexico, serving salads, sandwiches, snacks, and refreshing beverages with a tropical flair
Palm Terrace Pool Bar & Grill, an informal outdoor bar.
Spressi, in the resort lobby, offering a selection of hot coffees and teas, light breakfast, and lunch to go.
Book a visit through Undercover Tourist.

Gordon Ramsay's Sunday Lunch

Gordon Ramsay is well know to everyone as the exceptionally talented chef with a large vocabulary of words - some of which are in the swear words category.
The book Gordon Ramsay’s Sunday Lunch (and other recipes from the f word), provides recipes that should get us all cooking with a vengance. Gordon has brought to our attention the number of families that do not sit together to eat and enjoy company. His hope is that the recipes are enjoyed with family and friends, the way food should be eaten and bringing an enjoyment to life - sadly lacking in the fast paced life.

UK Book Store
USA Gordon Ramsay

The contents include:

Mediterranean Flavours
Spring Greens
Winter Casserole
5 ways with Cabbage
Chicken Chic
Easy Entertaining
Taste Sensation
Classic Sunday Brunch
5 ways with Potatoes
Kep it simple
Easy Barbeque
Seafood Special
Roast Lamb
Malaysian Curry
5 ways with Onions
Salmon in a Parcel
Surf n’Turf
Essence of Italy
Wild Food
Fast Food
Quick & Easy
5 ways with Greens
Retru Dining
Sole Food
5 ways with Carrots
Spring Chicken
Christmas Dinner
Pig Roast
Paella for a Crowd
Summer Entertaining

The recipe list includes:
Main Courses - Fish, Poulty & Game, Meat, Accompaniments

So what of the recipes - the recipes are easy to follow, preparation is clear and timings are provided.
The variety from traditional beef casserole to the unusual venison with red wine and chocolate sauce and then to the sublime - white chocolate panacotta with champagne granita. All presented in bright and colourful pages.
Should make our life as a cook easier and make cooking enjoyable again.

More of Gordon’s Books: Gordon Ramsay