Spaghetti (South) Western & the Secret of the Lost Scrolls

Last week we went Mondo Bongo Italiano with slow cooked Tomato & Basil sauce, three colours salad & a garlic bread recipe that’s sharper than the creases in a pair of stay-press trousers. Yet, despite our best efforts, the forces of darkness were @ work that night, and the ancient scrolls containing the recipe manuscripts were stolen.At this very moment the M.C.C. is on an Indiana Jones type mission deep in the South American jungle attempting to recover the aforementioned ‘scripts. Wish us luck…MCC Sensi.

“Rugged” Chicken Korma

I made this 3 times last week, and all in the name of teaching men to cook. Oh, the selflessness of it all.(Yeah, alright w**nker…Ed)


Anyroad, it’s proper tasty…For 4/5 peepers you need: 1kg diced chicken, 4 onions, 8 cloves of garlic(good 4 u), 2 thumbsized pieces ginger, 1 green chilli, 1 tin coconut milk, 3 tblsp plain yoghurt, 3 punches(handfuls)dessicated coconut, 10 cardamon pods, 4 cloves, 2 bayleaves, 2 tsp ground coriander, 3 tsp turmeric, 3 tsp cumin, 1 tsp curry powder, pinch of cinnamon. Now check the method…

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How to Make Ladies Love You Forever – AKA COM

Chocolate Orange Mousse. Chocolate Orange Mousse. Chocolate Orange Mousse. Ok. I’ll stop now. It’s thick, strong, rich and chocolatey – just like me (ok, two out of four’s not bad). This recipe is so easy and the rewards so great, it’s irresistable.

Choc Orange Mousse

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Pimped by “The Food Whore”

Sent an email to the wonderfully wonderful food whore mentioning the fact that us new blogger and cooking ignoramous types could do with a little support.

In the blink of an eye and before we could debag a passing pyschology student , “The Food Whore” posted a nice recommendation to us – The MCC; and the people did start to come. We’re not quite sure what to do with people who are not us, as the MCC is an excercise in learning to cook, blogging was/is just an excercise in remembering stuff. Not that I remember anything (luckily we blogged it then!).

So hello to all you visitors from afar, we’re not sure if we should be more polite or far ruder, time will tell.

A cold rush of tomato coulis to the head

Eyes down & watch this space… Like a Star Wars franchise, we keep coming back. The M.C.C. is currently locked down in the “lab” ready to unleash mucho mas culinary goodness to the converted & non-believers alike. We know no boundaries or prejudice, just passion, flavours & living La Vida Loca. We are the Ricky Martins of cyberspace-tight trouser wearing, cuban heal rocking hombres of the cocina…”Back, forward-cha-cha-cha…forward, back,cha-cha-cha.”

Citrus Butter Beans – The Last of the Summer Hummer

The last of last weeks lovely summer hummer salads. This was my fave, although I think that we added a little too much of the old purple onion for most peeps, so watch that.

Segmenting the orange was a strange experience that you would think is easy, but again like most of these things is “easy once you know how”, I’ll wait for Pat to add this as a tip. Suffice to say we used an orange or two more than we should whilst learning this one.

citrus butter beans, close up

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The Soundtrack to Our Slicing

For me, music, or “La Musica” as them Spanish call it, is an integral part (or “ingredient”, if you will) of the M.C.C. And it adds a certain ambience to the proceedings…

This week our soundtrack was The Bees-Free The Bees, Max Romeo-War Inna Babylon, Beck-Odelay, Bubba Sparxx-Deliverance(slept on & mint cd) and Little Brother-The Listening(I loves that producer 9th Wonder, mind)

Here’s some words that rhyme-“sprout” “scout” “stout” “out” “shout” “about” and “trout”. Mmmm, fresh.