Aw Go On….


You may have noticed that The Glutton’s Kitchen has a new fancy header – a brilliant paper cut artwork made by the very lovely and super talented Jane Steger-Lewis of  In addition to amazing paintings of her roosters, Jane produces a  Love Ireland range of gorgeous contemporary prints inspired by Irish blessings and culture which […]

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Barbecued Pork Fillet with Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

BBQ Pork Vietnamese Caramel Sauce whole

From Bill’s Everyday Asian For my second experiment with Everyday Asian I had to try this recipe – I couldn’t resist the promise of barbecue, caramel and chilli so I apologise for posting another pork recipe so soon but I think you will forgive me if you try this out – it is really delicious! […]

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Stir-fried Chilli Pork

SF chilli pork 3

From Bill’s Everyday Asian by Bill Granger Last year I made a conscious decision to cut down on the amount of cookbooks I was buying – not only was I running out of space but I just didn’t have enough time to try out all of the recipes that I wanted to.  This means that […]

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Make Bake Love by Lilly Higgins

Make Bake Love

Image courtesy of Gill & Macmillan Make Bake Love is a book I have been meaning to blog about for some time now and I can’t think of a better subject for my first proper post of the year. Many of us Irish food bloggers were waiting excitedly for Lilly Higgin’s first foray in to the […]

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A New Start

Well first of all I must apologise sincerely for the lack of posts around here for a while – my absence has made me realise that I really value this little blog quite dearly and I will endeavour to try harder this year. I really appreciate all of you who continue to check in and […]

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Christmas Crème Brûlée

Christmas Creme Brulee

I have mentioned on this blog before that one of our favourite desserts is Crème Brûlée and when I saw Avonmore’s competition over on the Irish Food Bloggers website seeking recipes for 12 Days of Christmas I immediately thought a Christmas Crème Brûlée would be perfect. It’s very easy to make and needs just a few […]

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Potato Dauphinoise


This is a really quick and easy way to make Dauphinoise.  I have tried the other method of using very thinly sliced raw potatoes but I find it just takes too long as you need to cook on a low temperature to avoid the starch curdling the cream.  By parboiling the potatoes first you avoid this […]

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Almond Danish Pastries


There is something about autumn and winter that makes me want to cook and bake.  I don’t know if it is some instinctive desire to squirrel away food for the cold months ahead or whether it is just the lovely comforting feeling of standing in a warm cosy kitchen whilst the rain hammers against the fogged up window but […]

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Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps 2

My husband and son both love ginger flavoured treats – gingernuts, ginger snaps, Jamaican ginger cake, gingerbread – they eat the lot with gusto.  Usually when my mum comes to visit us here she brings my husband a supply of his favourite M&S Ginger Snaps but on her last visit he was out of luck as there were […]

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Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole 1

  When we were kids growing up in London my mum used to make Toad in the Hole all the time – I suppose it was a very economical way of cooking for a big family and ensuring bellies were full. It is very much an old traditional English dish and I don’t recall ever hearing anyone […]

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