I love to cook, mainly because I love to eat.

I mainly cook Italian, Chinese, Indian & French cuisine. I also bake my own bread. For normal everyday cooking, I rarely cook anything that takes longer than 30 minutes.

For special occasions I cook more complex dishes which take longer.

I hate cooking from recipes. I like to understand how to cook things, so that I can cook without referring to the recipe, and can adjust it according to what ingredients I have, and any preferences, allergies or food-fads that the people for whom I am cooking may have.

Below, you can read some of my favourite recipes. Click on the links to see the recipes.

A word of warning: I tend not to measure ingredients when cooking, and Sheryl and I like our food spicy, so the quantities in the recipes below should be taken as guidelines only.

Italian: Spagetti Carbonara Spagetti Bolognese Pasta Chorizo Pasta Vongole
Calves Liver with Pasta Insalata Caprese Fettuccini Alfredo Penne with Ricotta, Zucchini & Mint
Tagliatelle with Green Asparagus, Prawns & Sun Dried Tomatoes Penne al Arabiata Risotto (several variations) Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta (the viral recipe from TikTok)
Pasta Cacio e Pepe (sheep's cheese and pepper)      
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Asian: Duck in Black Bean Sauce Hot & Sour Beef Sweet & Sour Prawns Chicken with Oyster Sauce
Turkey Satay Chicken Redang Cashew Chicken Chicken Badam Pasanda
Thai Chicken Ramen Pumpkin Coconut Curry Off-site Link Butter Chicken  
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European & American: Quick Chili Con Carné Christmas Stuffed Goose Stuffed Braised Trout Moules Marinière
Shepherds Pie Club Sandwiches Poached Eggs Meat Stew
Mustard and Tarragon Chicken Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Puff Pastry Roll Mushroom, Black Bean and Barley Soup Kohlrabi Fritters
Croque Madame Off-site Link Cherry Tomato and Cheese Galette Off-site Link    
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Crossover: Pasta with Prawns/Scallops & Cream      
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Bread, Cakes, Cookies & Desserts: Malted Bread Rolls Chocolate Brownies Scones Bread & Butter Pudding
Crumpets      
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Sauces and Dips: Tartar Sauce French Onion Dip    

In addition I heartily recommend Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cookery (a BBC publication), in which most of the recipes take no more than 30 minutes.

Sheryl is also a big fan of allrecipes.com.