You rarely see tongue in butcher’s shops now yet any Irish childhood would be bereft without it.Ox tongue has a buttery texture and a deep savoury flavour. A whole ox tongue from a butcher weighs about 1kg and costs 7-8 euro according to James Kenny of the The Brown Pig Butchers in Terenure in Dublin who can see signs that it’s coming back into fashion again as people look for meaty cuts that are economical and low in fat.
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How to make shortcrust pastry by hand, rolling the pastry, lining a tin or ring and blind-baking the pastry case.
Learn how to make mayonnaise in four different ways with this easy guide from Leith’s Cookery School.
Learn how to prepare six different dressings including a classic vinaigrette with our easy guide with this video from Leiths Cookery School.
Learn how to pluck and roast a pheasant and make a red wine and juniper sauce to go with it in this video from the world-famous Leiths School of Food and Wine in the UK. Plus our recipe for Braised Pheasant with Garlic and Wine.
When you roast a ham or gammon on the bone for Christmas or at any time of year, keep the bone and make soup. It makes a broth that is light after a heavy Christmas diet, it’s delicious and so good for you. You won’t need salt as the ham bone will be salty enough.
When you cook a turkey, it will always be dry in parts and juicy in others, so don’t get hung up on it – a turkey with a dry breast is down to a flaw in poultry engineering, not a failure of cooking. + VIDEO: Watch Jamie Oliver show how to carve a turkey on his Food Tube channel.
Add a twist to your standard mashed potato recipe by adding other ingredients to bump up the flavour.
Blenders make light work of chopping and whizzing but they can be lethal if you are not careful. Read our tips to make your blender work safely in your kitchen.