Jim Toy

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Nigel Slater’s grilled beef and pork recipes

A great slab of cast iron is Nigel’s most used kitchen implement. It’s versatile – and stirs smoke-induced memories…<p>If you poke around in my kitchen, it won’t take long to ascertain the most loved and regularly used pieces of kit. My favourite sauté pan and dented brass spatula aside, the most used …

Grilling

Nigel Slater’s baked halloumi with tomatoes recipe

Cut 350g of small tomatoes in half and place them in a roasting tin. Peel 4 medium shallots, cut them in half then separate the layers. Add them to the tomatoes. Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6.

Recipes

The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development

In 2012, as work on <i>Mass Effect 3</i> came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi …

Icy Blender Lemonade Recipe

"A cross between a slushy and old fashioned lemonade. Perfect for a hot summer day. We love this! Adjust the quantities to your taste."<p>Ingredients<p>1 …

OptiPlex 3050 Tower and Small Form Factor

Project CARS 2

A recipe for Slavic pork goulash and beef stroganoff | Guest cook

Serbian cooking may not have the come-hither look of Mediterranean food, but it makes up for it in flavour. Try putting a gentle spin on classics, like goulash made with smoked pork, or creamy stroganoff spiked with cornichons<p>I’m a second-generation Serb. Even though my Mum was born and raised in …

Brandade – Hot Cod

There are certain things that if I see on a menu, I will almost always order them, and brandade is one of those things. This amazing dish from the …

Homemade Hamburger Buns – Oh, My, God. Becky, Look at Her Bun!

Finding high-quality hamburger meat at the market is a lot easier than it used to be, but the same cannot be said for the buns. They’re never the …

Cronuts! The Doughnuts That Make People Go Nuts! Part 1: The Dough

I’m assuming that since you’re on a food blog you've probably heard about “cronuts,” but just in case, here’s a quick review.<p>This croissant/doughnut …

Apple Fritters – Not a Raw Deal

Just a few months ago, making something like apple fritters would have seemed crazy, but this time of the year, it makes perfect sense. Whether it …

Recipes

Chicken, Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes – Name That Dish!

It’s kind of nice when the name of a recipe is simply what’s in it, as is the case with this pan of roasted chicken, sausage, peppers, and potatoes. …

Bulgogi Beef – How They “Barbecue” in Korea (the Good Korea)

This is going to be a pretty easy post to write, since I know almost nothing about the fine art of bulgogi. I do know that if you follow along with …

Peanut Curry Chicken – Check Please!

There’s a show called “Check, Please! Bay Area,” which features three locals who try each other’s favorite restaurants, and then compare notes with …

Recipes

Fisherman’s Pie – The Deadliest Casserole

I’ve never been a huge fan of the fisherman reality shows like <i>Wicked Tuna</i> and <i>Deadliest Catch</i>. Seems like every situation that comes up, no matter how …

Bolognese Sauce – Hip Hip Hazan!

This bolognese sauce is dedicated to the late, great Marcella Hazan, who passed away in September, at the age of 89. She was considered the Julia …

Southern-Style Green Beans – Slow Beans for Fast Times

One of the sadder side effects of the American culinary renaissance we’ve enjoyed over the last thirty or forty years, has been the chronic …

Million Dollar Chicken – Of Course It Tastes Rich!

This take on the Standard Grill’s famous <i>“Million Dollar Chicken,”</i> showed me once again that so many of life’s great culinary pleasures happen when …

Salt-Roasted Chicken – Tastes Like Chicken

There's no mystery why “Chicken” is one of the most popular recipe searches ever. Everyone loves chicken, but it’s easy to get tired of, so we're …

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – The Least Scary Halloween Treat, Ever!

When I was asked to join some of my fellow foodies on YouTube, to produce a video for a special seasonal playlist called “Halloween Sweet Treats,” I …

Green Coconut Chicken – This Could Be a Curry Recipe

I was calling this green coconut chicken recipe a curry all the way up until I started writing the post. The problem with calling something a curry …

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Not Exactly P.F. Chang’s, But Close Enough for the Internet

I don’t do a lot of copycat recipes; mostly because I don’t eat at the restaurants people are requesting the recipes from. I mean, unless they're …

Chocolate Decadence - The Eighties Most Iconic Dessert

This “flourless” chocolate cake was all the rage in the 1980’s, and looking back, it all makes sense. As I vaguely remember, the decade celebrated …

Lobster Mac and Cheese – Only Looks Hard

Every once in a while I post a video that makes a recipe look way harder than it is, and this “simple” lobster macaroni and cheese is one such dish. …

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Irish Shepherd’s Pie (the real one, not the stuff they eat in cottages)

I know I may have used a few atypical ingredients in this, but as far as I’m concerned, the only two things that are mandatory to make a “real” …

Bread & Butter Pickles – One of the Great Depression’s Greatest Hits

During the Great Depression, sandwiches weren’t quite what they are today. Forget about choice of aioli, or did you want roast tri tip or smoked …