Recipes

I really love to cook. Here are some recipes.

Jake approved chicken wings

Jake approved chicken wings

June 8, 2014

My friend Jake loves chicken wings. And rightfully so: they're delicious. Determined to win his respect and approval, I set out to craft the perfect chicken wing. Read…

Chicken udon soup

Chicken udon soup

May 24, 2014

Salty and delicious and perfect for a rainy day or if you have the sniffles. Hope you get better soon, fictional reader. Read…

Serrano pepper salsa

Serrano pepper salsa

May 8, 2014

My wife graduated at the weekend - PhD in linguistics - so we threw her a party. And what sort of party is complete without freshly made salsa? Lame parties. That's what sort. Read…

Coconut panna cotta

Coconut panna cotta

February 20, 2014

I hate making desserts – despise it. The specificity doesn’t interest me in the slightest. Which is why panna cotta is such a delight to make, as it’s basically (mostly?) foolproof. Read…

Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese

February 19, 2014

Breaking with tradition, this macaroni and cheese is made with heavy cream instead of a classic roux. The result is rich and creamy macaroni and cheese that will take you less time to make than to read this sentence. Read…

Slow cooker pulled pork

Slow cooker pulled pork

January 21, 2014

Before you start making butt jokes, did you know that ‘pork butt’ is actually from the shoulder of the pig? During the American Revolutionary War, some pork cuts were packed into barrels known as ‘butts’ for transport. I guess you could say [butt joke]! Read…

Basil pesto fettuccine

Basil pesto fettuccine

January 10, 2014

There's nothing I enjoy more than trying to write a recipe summary without sounding pretentious - Kafkaesque, even - so here's a bowl of warm pasta with pesto on it. Read…

Bacon and egg pie

Bacon and egg pie

December 28, 2013

Confuse and delight your American friends with this classic New Zealand pie. Try and find the best bacon you can. You're worth it. Read…

Grilled cheese with ham and Srichacha mayo

Grilled cheese with Black Forest ham and Sriracha mayo

December 10, 2013

Sometimes, the best things in life are also the easiest. Like this delicious grilled cheese sandwich, or giving someone a high five (if you struggle with high fives, always look at the other person's elbow - high fives guaranteed). Read…

Spaghetti with roasted garlic and lemon sauce

Spaghetti with roasted garlic and lemon sauce

December 7, 2013

This dish is summery and fresh and fragrant and I imagine would be great served with some sort of crunchy artisan bread. I'm not really a bread expert, though. Read…