Archive for the Modern Category

RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s perfect steak & salad

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Main, Meat, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on July 10, 2013 by Monitor Muncher

I’m slowly working my way around recipes from Heston Blumenthal’s tv series ‘In Search of Perfection’ and today, it’s Heston’s perfect steak and salad.

You can check out my other Heston recipe attempts here.

This is actually the easiest Heston recipe I’ve attempted so far. I’ve only put off trying this for so long because of the extremely long cooking time (24 hours in the oven).

P1010419My attempt at Heston’s perfect steak & salad

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RECIPE – Tetsuya’s Confit of Ocean Trout

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Asian (East), Cuisine, French, Japanese, Main, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Seafood, Simple with tags , , , , on June 2, 2013 by Monitor Muncher

Yes, I know, it’s been an age since I’ve been posting anything.

Many, many, many years ago, I tried out Tetsuya’s restaurant in Sydney. It was my first fine dining experience and it was thoroughly enjoyable, opening my eyes to the possibilities of what could be done with some fine ingredients.

Not too long ago, I ended up at Tetsuya’s Singaporean effort, Waku Ghin, and that was mind-blowing.

But I digress, the reason why I’m posting is because I decided to attempt to make Tetsuya’s signature dish – the confit of ocean trout.

The recipe can be found here:

troutMy attempt v My experience at Tetsuya’s restaurant

Obviously, my fillet is a smidgeon bigger – but that’s because this was to be an actual meal for dinner, not part 1 of a 13 course degustation.

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RECIPE – Heston’s super stringy cheese fondue

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, European, Funny, Lunch, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on December 24, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve been watching Heston’s tv series ‘How to cook like Heston’ where he gives you (mostly) realistic recipes that the home cook can do. Some things do look time consuming, but nothing like 3-day extravaganzas that I’ve attempted before (more of my attempts at Heston Blumenthal’s recipe here).

This is a really quick & simple recipe and good fun too (but Heston told me I can play with my food…)

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Stretchy cheesy goodness

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s perfect spaghetti bolognese

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Cuisine, Italian, Main, Medium, Modern, Pasta, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

After a bit of a breather, I’m back onto creating another of Heston Blumenthal’s recipes from his In Search of Perfection series.

For more of my Heston Blumenthal recipe attempts/restaurant experience, click here.

Today (well over several days, really), it’s Heston’s perfect spag bol.

Perfection – spag bol ala Heston Blumenthal

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal slow roasted rib of beef

Posted in .My personal ratings, 1 - Laudable :D, Cuisine, English, Main, Meat, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on March 31, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Yes, another Heston recipe, maybe I am a bit obsessed but it’s only coz his recipes are so awesome. (More of my Heston experience/recipes here)

This is really a very, very easy recipe, it takes a long time but requires very little involvement and the results are fantastic. Melt in the mouth beef, packed full of flavour and a wonderful, rich sauce.

I can’t describe how wonderful it is, the meat just falls apart, no knife required & the taste is astonishingly good considering how little effort goes into it.

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RECIPE – Garlic Prawn Pate

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, French, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on March 21, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Looks & tastes good, a lovely starter for a dinner party.

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El Circo, Slide Bar – Dinner – Darlinghurst

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Darlinghurst, Degustation/Tasting, Dinner, Modern, Price, Restaurants, Super Splurge (>$30), Sydney with tags , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

9 course degustation PLUS 9 circus acts for $99 (sort of – excluding an admin fee from Ticketek)…

Food & circus – a match made in heaven – I was definitely not going to miss out on this.

Ringmaster/mistress giving us the lowdown

I won’t go into too much detail about the circus acts so I won’t ruin the surprise should you choose to attend but there were a variety of acts including trapeze, juggling and hoola hoops.

It can get a bit risqué so I wouldn’t bring anyone on the conservative side (it’s Oxford St so I doubt you would be here without knowing what you were getting into).

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