Damian Ballantine

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Richard H Turner's sticky coffee-marinated pork ribs

This is a fantastic marinade, taken from chef and restaurateur Richard H Turner’s book <i>Prime: The Beef Cookbook</i> (out next year). He uses it for beef ribs, but he has let me steal it and put it with pork. It’s the easiest pork rib recipe and it’s one of the best dishes I’ve made in quite a …

Potato, garlic and rocket soup with chilli oil

Much more than the sum of its parts. I’ve suggested using fresh chillis because I love the splash of scarlet they bring, but this would really be made with dried chilli flakes or crumbled dried chillis, so do that if you prefer.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 large onion, roughly …

Reduction Redux: How to Simmer Your Way to a Silky, Spoonable Sauce

Here's how to go from "braising liquid" to homemade sauce perfection.<p>One of the simplest ways to add flavor—not to mention, a more impressive presentation—to your home cooking repertoire is to reduce braising liquid and pan drippings into lush, thick, spoon-coating sauces. It's a simple technique …

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

Rabbit wrapped in bacon with artichokes

Bacon adds a smoky flavour to this lean rabbit meat with artichokes, fennel seeds, sage and white wine<p>You can also use artichokes from a jar here, just add them to the rabbit for the last 10 minutes of cooking.<p>SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1½ tsp fennel seeds<br>• 2 dried chillies<br>• 2 whole farmed rabbits (1kg …

The ultimate choc chip cookies

These perfect chocolate chip cookies are given a wonderful crunch with added nuts<p>You will need two non-stick baking trays, ungreased<p>SERVES<p>18 large cookies<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 x 100g bar Divine dark chocolate<br>• 100g walnut or pecan pieces<br>• 125g soft unsalted butter<br>• 100g caster sugar<br>• 100g light muscovado sugar<br>• 1 …

Dessert

Grilled Prime Rib Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Lemon cake recipe

A delicious recipe for French lemon cake.<p>This is a real French favourite and one of Le Manoir, delicious for afternoon tea, which has been served here for the last 25 years. You will love it so much you will be tempted to make the recipe for three cakes.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>5 eggs, free range and organic<p>300g …

Jamie Oliver's Perfect Pork Loin Roast with Crackling