Seven Steps…

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Not sure yet why this place is called Seven Steps as I counted them and there are way more than 7 ???? Anyway, on Saturday 3rd September we popped out for a bite to eat at a place that has just opened in Pudsey, which to be honest is somewhere I’ve... more

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Jimmy’s Easy Jerk Chicken

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I tried cooking Jerk Chicken for the first time one weekend in 2016 and have to admit I was a little nervous because I took the bounty to a friends BBQ – and we literally cooked it on the go before I’d chance to actually tasted it before going “public”. On... more

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What the hell is wrong with people…?

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What the hell is wrong with people is hardly a food question…so why am I writing about it on here? Well after coinsidentally posting (for no reason) my third consecutive French based dish yesterday, which was how to cook the perfect omelette, we all woke up this morning to the... more

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The Best & Easiest Fool Proof Way To Cook Fish

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As the title suggests this is “The Best & Easiest Fool Proof Way To Cook Fish” (in my humble opinion ???? ). Yes you can grill it, deep or shallow fry it, BBQ, bake it or simply steam it but non of these methods are as effective as poaching. The... more

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Vive Le France for Onion Soup & Euro 2016 Footy

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James McConnell Cooks Vive Le France

Given we’re well in to the Euro 2016 Footy tournament (hosted by our neighbours France) I thought I’d put this out there…to explain what this “Vive Le France”expression actually means. The French expression “Vive la France” is one you’ll hear at the end of almost each politician’s speech. It’s one... more

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The Secret “4P’s” To Great Cooking

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“How or where did you learn to cook?” or, “I wish I could do what you do…I think I’d like to learn, is it easy?” are just two of the more obvious questions I get whenever I cook a meal. And while I admit I do seem to have a... more

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Barbecue Stuff

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The debate/question of BBQ cooking usually centres on one topic…What to cook on…? Choices range from; The Electric Barbecue, The Gas Barbie, The Hot Plate or my personal favourite The Wood-Fired Barbecue. To be honest I use gas & hot plate barbies for convenience but always go with the wood/charcoal... more

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Cooking Rules

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Cooking Rules

Cooking, in my humble opinion, is a simple process that is more than often made in to a complete nightmare for two simple reasons. Poor Ingredients ~ There’s an old saying “C.I.C.O.” that comes from the early days of computer programming. It basically stands for “Crap In Crap Out”. The... more

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