Spanish Chorizo Potato

Spanish Chorizo is such a great ingredient (not to be confused with its spicy Mexican cousin). Spanish Chorizo is a pork sausage that has been spiced, cured and dried. The key ingredient is paprika which not only gives it a distinct red color, but also a slight heat. This Palacios Chorizo is the best IRead more

José Andrés Chorizo Ibérico with Cod Loin, Black Rice, Peas and Saffron Lemon Butter Sauce

One of our favorite stores near home is Table and Vine in West Springfield. Along with a extensive selection of wines and beer, this store also has some great cheeses. We also found some genuine Chorizo Ibérico that is sold through Fermin a José Andrés brand.  We have the afore mentioned Chef’s cookbook Tapas a tasteRead more


    This is our take on a Thomas Keller recipe that we came across in Food & Wine magazine.  We changed the recipe as the original calls for mussels. As one of us suffers from a rather unfair shellfish allergy, we decided to omit the mussels. I say unfair as this debilitating reaction to the delightsRead more

Oven Roasted Chicken with Saffron Gnocchi, Chorizo and Brussels

  Winter rain has arrived to North Yorkshire and so we decided to make this tasty comforting dish. The inspiration for this dish came from working with another chef in a tiny bistro kitchen in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Whilst there are a few components, you will find that it is all fairly simple and most canRead more