Although far fewer families sit down to a regular roast dinner every weekend, the fact remains that this is one of the easiest ways of cooking a well-balanced meal – and one of the most delicious. The important thing to remember is that taste really does tell, so it is worth buying the best meat, game, poultry, and fish you can afford. Cultivate a good butcher and fish supplier or buy from a recommended source specializing in free-range, additive-free or organic meat or fish. Regard dishes such as Marmalade-Glazed Goose or Stuffed Loin of Pork as special treats and you’ll enjoy them all the more..


  • Pork features twice in this delicious and luxurious dish, which consists of a roast loin stuffed with a rich minced pork mixture. The perfect centerpiece for a special occasion dinner, it is served in Mexico at weddings and similar celebrations. SERVES SIX INGREDIENTS 1.5 kg / 3-3½ lb boneless pork loin, butterflied, ready for stuffing … Continue reading “STUFFED LOIN OF PORK”


  • Succulent roast goose is the classic centerpiece for a traditional Christmas lunch. Red cabbage cooked with leeks, and braised fennel are tasty accompaniments. SERVES EIGHT INGREDIENTS 4.5 kg / 10 lb oven-ready goose 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths 1 large onion, cut into eighths bunch of fresh sage, plus extra sprigs … Continue reading “MARMALADE-GLAZED GOOSE”