Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of my favourite dishes to make when we have friends coming round for dinner.  It is super easy to make, absolutely delicious, it tastes even better the following day, and friends always leave happy and contented when I serve this dish. I personally serve it with a basic Risotto Milanese , … More Osso Buco

Grilled Steak with Beurre Maître d’Hôtel, Onion Rings, Tomato Fondue, and Chips

Diary of a wannabe Chef: Day 8 of my Chef Diploma at Ceria School in Brussels When a steak is done well, you just can’t beat it.  This recipe is simple, and yet, if you get it wrong, it can go very wrong, but when you get this right, it is one of the best … More Grilled Steak with Beurre Maître d’Hôtel, Onion Rings, Tomato Fondue, and Chips

Carbonnade de Boeuf

Diary of a Wannabe Chef: Day 7 of my Chef Diploma at Ceria Brussels This is a classic Belgian Stew, and one that is extremely delicious during a cold winter’s day.  The addition of the spiced bread and mustard, gives the dish a lovely sweet tang, that leaves you with a lovely comforting feeling – … More Carbonnade de Boeuf

Braised Beef Cheeks with Potatoe Puree and Carrots

I have hosted a number of large dinner parties recently, and I keep reaching for the same recipe.  It is a beautiful rich dish, very simple to make, and always creates gasps of satisfaction from guests.  Serve it with smooth, creamy, mashed potatoes and baby carrots. This recipe is for 10 people, but you could … More Braised Beef Cheeks with Potatoe Puree and Carrots