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July 2017

The Stone Grill’s method of reducing food waste

Food waste is getting a lot of national attention. At last some say and I am among them. As a restauranteur, it is my responsibility to provide excellent food to my diners but do it responsibly. That means securing great quality fresh food but also using it in the most efficient way possible. The drive [...]

Sizzling summer skirt steak with herb salad recipe

While I would happily eat steak all year round, and do, summer is a particularly good time to enjoy our favourite meat. The sun is shining, you can grill or barbecue, eat socially with friends in the garden or al fresco wherever you like. Brits value their summer like no other nation so it’s only [...]

June 2017

Five of the best sauces for your steak

Sometimes, a steak is best served on its own with some sides and seasoning. Other times, a good quality steak sauce can elevate that steak into something truly special. Those that say a good quality steak, cooked well doesn’t need a sauce are right. But so are those that say a good quality, well balanced [...]

Rib-eye steak with chunky chips

One of my favourite dishes of all time is steak and chips. While not the most adventurous dish out there, it is certainly one of the most tasty and universally appreciated. Despite becoming more mainstream, steak is still a treat. Reserved for special occasions, dinners out or for when someone is coming for dinner. Regardless [...]

May 2017

How to barbecue a steak perfectly every time

This bank holiday weekend is supposed to be a good one in parts of the country. With it being the last one before August, there are going to be lots of barbecues being used over the coming few days. Which usually results in burnt offerings to hungry people. Burning perfectly good steak on the barbecue [...]

Five common misteaks we make when cooking steak

See what I did there? There are a number of mistakes you can make when cooking or preparing steak. From too much seasoning to not enough, fiddling with it too much to cooking it in olive oil. We have tried them all. For such a simple ingredient, you would think we would be a little [...]

Filet Mignon with a sweet coffee and bourbon sauce

It isn’t often I would countenance having a steak as quality as Filet Mignon and covering it in a sauce, but this one I tried when travelling is a little different. Incorporating two very strong flavours, coffee and bourbon along with a delicate but robust steak seems like culinary suicide but it works amazingly well. [...]

April 2017

Reduce fat but not flavour with this fantastic steak dish

Most cuts of steak are not high in fat at all. Even fattier cuts don’t have that much fat in them, most of which will render during cooking. A balance of fat and meat is vital to get the best flavour out of the steak but there is a lot we can do to reduce [...]

How to make an amazing peppercorn sauce for your next steak

Sometimes a steak should be lightly seasoned and then left alone to sing on its own merits. The taste, texture and smell should be enough to delight the senses without any marinade, sauce or messing about. Sometimes though, a well-balanced sauce can take a steak just that one step further from great piece of meat [...]

The best beef cuts for lovers of lean meat

If you’re on a calorie controlled diet or prefer to eat lean meat, beef isn’t often at the top of your list. But, if you choose the right cut you can have all the benefits of a nice steak or piece of beef without the fat content. There are some seriously low fat cuts available [...]