Project Type: Comfort Food

Lemon Steamed Pudding

Although not terribly photogenic, there’s something terribly nostalgic about a steamed pudding – even though the only steamed pudding we ever had growing up was a Christmas pudding. As an aside, my mother makes a really lovely steamed Christmas pudding. So, even… Read More

Lunchtime Noodles

Strictly speaking, these aren’t, of course, only for lunchtime; you can have them whenever you want. In fact, they’re particularly effective after a heavy night – or so I’ve been told. In fact, the recipe they’re based on is Nigella’s Drunken Noodles –… Read More

Pommes Anna

Potatoes Anna. It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it? As you probably will have guessed by now, this dish is a classical French one – dating back (probably) to the reign of Napoleon III – and is remarkably… Read More

Vietnamese-style Beef Noodle Soup

Every culture has one – a dish that makes you feel so good inside, it can’t possibly be wrong. A dish that tastes like it should be good for you, that it should be able to beat anything that ails you into… Read More

Penne with Smoked Chicken and Peas

What is it about an Italian accent that makes everything sound better? It rolls around your tongue and makes you want to use hand gestures as you’re saying it. Penne con pollo e piselli. It sounds so much better than “pasta with… Read More

Salmon Fishcakes with Noilly Prat Sauce

With apologies to my Scottish husband, I’ve long held a belief that the Scots invented whisky to make haggis more palatable – or to make you forget that you’d eaten it. Yes, I know there are plenty of people out there who… Read More