Visiting Celebrity Chef, London

This was my first stint as visiting celebrity chef (VCC).

I strolled to the High Street every day and selected things for the day, along with appropriate wine, of course.  We saved some of each meal for next-day toddler meals in small containers.  Toddler reviews were positive overall.  He liked everything.  Actually, he used the word ‘incredible,’ which was a little tough to understand, but I got it.

  • Wednesday night:  Quick Bolognese – not bad but not close to all day version
  • Thursday night: Flank steak with Argentine chimichurri sauce, broccoli and salad.  Chimichurri was made with garlic, parsley, cilantro and cumin.  Very good.
  • Friday lunch: Croque monsieur with emmental (Swiss) cheese, grated, and ham – (ham too thick – next time we’ll try sourdough bread with gruyere instead of emmental and very thinly sliced ham).
  • Friday dinner: Risotto with snap peas
  • Saturday:  Dinner at Indian Restaurant
  • Sunday:  Went to farmers Market, bought baking apples and flowers.
  • Sunday Dinner:  Trinidadian Chicken Curry and Tarte Tatin for dessert.  Roasted chicken legs and little apple pies for toddler.

Side note:  Everyone needs a Le Creuset pie pan – it works wonderfully.

  • Monday: Roasted organic chicken with vegetables.
  • Tuesday: Smothered cabbage and rice soup.  Smothered cabbage alone is good.  This was a new recipe from Marcella.
  • Wednesday: Pasta e Fagioli – always a crowd favorite, especially with Henry
  • Thursday:  Meatloaf with gratin dauphinois (Julia) and brussels sprouts
  • Friday: Chicken Fried Rice, Sauteed corgettes
  • Saturday: Pizza and beer from local shop
  • Sunday: Beef Bourguignon served on crusty bread
  • Monday: Julia’s French Onion Soup and Spagetti with homemade meatballs.

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Categories: Diary of a Wandering Foodie, Travels and Soirees

1 reply

  1. My mouth is watering — when is the cookbook coming out so I can get the recipes for these?

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