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Beef & Basil Ragu with Linguine

Lockdown 2020

It’s a classic. A very simple supper … Beef and Basil Ragu (Bolognese) with linguine. I remember when this was seen as very ‘continental’.

When you make a dish on a regular basis you take it for granted. When I’m training young people in the deli, I constantly have to remind myself — not everyone knows this stuff.

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Braised Beef & Cheddar Burgers in a Mushroom Sauce

Lockdown 2020

During lockdown I lost track of time and the days of the week so easily. I forgot it was Saturday until the butcher was already closed and we ended up with no joint for Sunday lunch — practically a criminal offence in my house.

I usually have a pack of mince in my tiny freezer as minced beef is my go to emergency staple and has been since forever.

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New York Style Breakfast Potatoes

Lockdown 2020

Brunch seems to be the new normal at the moment in lockdown, and I’m loving it! Slow days are something I’ve dreamed of.

I had these delicious tasty potatoes on my first trip to New York, some 25 years ago. All the delis and cafes served them with whatever eggs you desire. They are a win-win potato dish. I asked the guys what was in them and have made them ever since.

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