Esther N McCarthy invited Michelin-starred chef Andy McFadden into her kitchen to pass on some of his expertise and, more importantly, help up her serve up a two-course delight for her beloved.
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
While Neidín may be enjoying the downtime and a well-deserved rest, stamping hoofprints all over his regular postcards from Torremolinos, The Menu has the maps and charts spread out all over the table in the war-room, planning for the 2015 culinary campaign ahead.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
PASTA sauce isn’t difficult to make. It’s even difficult to make badly once you have bought good quality ingredients. There is huge scope for flavours and textures and it’s worth diverting from the classic tomato sauce to try some simple combinations. A simple blend of chopped anchovies warmed in olive oil, fresh tomatoes chopped with a handful of fresh parsley or basil when they comes into season makes a healthy meal. Or try peas with olive oil for an Italian classic. Use leftover roasted peppers with tomatoes and garlic for peperonade, another tasty vegetarian option. For a creamier, silky sauce try some cream with smoked or fresh salmon.
Sat, 12 May, 2012