Perdido the Cat, 1987

Perdido the Cat, 1987

Written by Allan Hall A peculiar animal mania gripped the Daily Star newspaper in the 1980’s after the underdog to The Sun wrested from its clutches a donkey called Blackie that had been tormented in a Spanish street festival. ‘Mule Never Walk Alone’...
Bosnia 1993

Bosnia 1993

Written by Roger Allen War zones don’t normally spring to mind when it comes to great food. But during the Bosnian conflict that raged at the heart of Europe in 1993-1995 I ate some of the best Balkan food on offer. My travelling companion was Ted Oliver, a great...
Grilled Prawns

Grilled Prawns

Try to acquire the best largest prawns you can. INGREDIENTS 10 large prawns uncooked, shells on Lemons Olive oil HOW TO DO IT Heat a grill to its hottest. Place the prawns under the grill with the shells on. Leave for about five minutes before turning, give them...
Slow Roast Pork with Plums

Slow Roast Pork with Plums

INGREDIENTS 2 kilos of shoulder of pork 8 plums 4 potatoes 1 red onion 4 cloves of garlic HOW TO DO IT Place the pork on a roasting tray with lots of salt and pepper. Pre heat the oven. Pop in the meat and leave to cook on a low heat for 4/5 hours. Peel and chop...
Spit Roasted Lamb

Spit Roasted Lamb

This dish was cooked outside a restaurant using two slow moving spits over an open wood fire. I’m not suggesting you go to all that trouble, but ask your butcher to butterfly a leg of lamb and cook it over a BBQ. INGREDIENTS 1 leg of lamb butterflied. 1 large bunch of...