India Knight’s Desert Island Dishes

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Luke Moore’s Desert Island Dishes

Sue Black’s Desert Island Dishes

Reem Kanj’s Desert Island Dishes

A misfired attempt to check out the Korean scene in London:

Click here to read the recipes I eventually managed to create.

In November 2009 I spent a week investigating what all my seemingly strange local ethnic stores have to offer, and made some interesting discoveries:

Day 1 of the Ethnic Eating Experiment – Szczaw

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Day 2 of the Ethnic Eating Experiment –  How Not To Make Sausages

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Day 3 of the Ethnic Eating Experiment – Injera Bread

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Day 4 of the Ethnic Eating Experiment – Pigs’ Trotters

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Day 5 of the Ethnic Eating Experiment –  Persian food

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In September 2009 I did a two week raw vegan diet for Waitrose Food Illustrated (the current issue, Jan 2010). This is what happened:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Fast forward to Day 15 – the biggest celebratory steak you’ve ever seen


Here are some videos I did for Fiona Beckett’s brilliant student facebook page, part of her Beyond Baked Beans movement.

Macaroni Cheese

Toad in the hole

Shepherd’s Pie

Beetroot Risotto

Pork Chops with apple and mustard

Valentine’s Day dinner for two

7 thoughts on “Videos

  1. Hi James .Are you the next jamie Oliver.? If so don,t for get your old friends. I have been following you on twitter for a few weeks now and always look forward to your tweets. I love your creative video blog.!!The food debate is wonderful and it gives me an idea for the upcoming Savor kilkenny festival in October. Have you ever visited kilkenny, a lovely spot and a rich source of Artiian food producers. Keep up the good work and no doubt our paths will cross somewhere in the very near future. It is after all a small world.

    • Thank you Mag, glad you enjoy the videos and my often irreverent (and irrelevant) tweeting. Not sure about being the next JOliver, but who knows? I love Ireland and want to go back very soon. It is after all where I learned to cook. James.

  2. Umm never heard of New Malden? It has the largest and most concentrated Korean population in Europe. Loads Korean of food shops and loads of restaurants.

    • I have indeed. This wasn’t meant to be an exhaustive look at London’s Korean food. Just a brief (and unsuccessful) foray into the centre. Will come to New Malden next time.

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