Oh you need some warm hearty cheesy food right now don't you? Oh yeah baby it's cold outside.
I can't myself. I've gone vegan. Just for a bit mind. I'm writing a book on vegan food and for the duration, yes this is my Stanislavsky method cookbook writing, I'm not eating any animal products.
I'm doing a DeNiro in Raging Bull. Except I hope to lose weight not gain it. I'm plunging myself into the vegan mindset. I'm going the whole hog. (But no hogs of course.) I'm interested to see how my body reacts to being vegan. I've been doing it for 8 weeks now. The first couple of weeks was hard but now hey, I'm cool with it. Interestingly my sugar cravings have reduced. I do miss my beloved Marmite on toast with shitloads of sea salty butter though.
So here is a recipe I did for Kenwood full of hot melty cheesiness and fluffy potatoey gnocci, baked. I'm fine. Don't worry about me. You go ahead. Enjoy yourself. Don't mind me. Sniff.
1 kilo of floury potatoes (usually about 3 or 4)
250g Italian 00 flour
1 clove garlic, cut in half
200ml double cream
200g of strong cheddar, grated
Go here for the method.
Who is Nanny Savino? She's my Italian Great-Grandma who lived in the council flats off Holloway Road. She was a great cook and sold fags and toffee from her doorstep.