This week's Food Tube outpouring is sponsored by testosterone! Its been all about our red blooded males and the channel has been flexing its cooking muscle. First up the man himself, Jamie Oliver got stuck in in the kitchen. It's all ripping spinach and a great hunk of granite. If you want to know how to make a serious calzone, this is the video for you...
Fat-free does not mean healthy, it's generally pretty much the opposite. Low fat milk, diet yoghurts, margarine, fat-free mayonnaise & 'healthy whole grains' is what has been preached to the public for a number of years now. Since that began people have become fatter & sicker. Heart disease, obesity & diabetes have increased.
Call me a curmudgeon, but I have never been able to fathom the baking craze. Not that I don't hold in high esteem the skill and talent required. But behind this refined, sugary, lardy, high-carb cooking spree that has become our national obsession, all these floury delights and their cheap mass production imitations are making everyone bigger.
I would say that I'm one of those people who enjoys cooking, but has never really found the knack of following recipes. Perhaps it's the designer in me, but when I'm left alone in the kitchen, I always have the urge to get creative and result in a recipe far from the picturesque concoction in a recipe book.
For those of you who have never had the pleasure of eating courgette flowers, I have to say that in terms of flavour you've not missed out on much, but what I love about them is that, no matter how they are prepared, they always look exquisite and are such a versatile receptacle for showcasing great flavour and texture combinations.
In my role as an Easy Team ambassador for Zanussi, I recently got the chance to meet up with the team's Captain, Gino D'Acampo, in Newcastle's Fenwick.