David Niven’s Fish Cakes

David Niven’s Fish Cakes

I am a person who likes to follow a recipe. I am not a freestyler. But I make an exception for David Niven. I love his fish cakes recipe, because he basically issues a carte blanche for making them however the hell you like. So here’s his recipe, just as he...
David Niven’s Julgrot (Christmas Rice Pudding)

David Niven’s Julgrot (Christmas Rice Pudding)

In the heatwave we had here this summer in the UK, I was reading Nigel Slater’s Eating for England on my commute to and from work and it gave me a powerful urge to eat some rice pudding.  I’m sure it was partly to do with the sudden changes of season we get...
David Niven’s Jansson’s Temptation

David Niven’s Jansson’s Temptation

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe ever since I had an email conversation with my beloved Michael MacMahon about Jansson’s Temptation.  I think it was after I had cooked the best film star recipe ever, Jocko Marx’s Herring...
Recipe of the Month – David Niven’s Fish Cakes

Recipe of the Month – David Niven’s Fish Cakes

David Niven was plucked from the pack for this month’s recipe of the month and it’s a goodie.  I love fish cakes.  I like the way David writes a recipe too…  I’m going to transcribe his recipe exactly as he wrote it, then let you know how I actually...
The David Niven Martini

The David Niven Martini

“You can count on Errol Flynn, he’ll always let you down.” Perhaps it is a bit of portentous syncronicity that Niven has a good quote about Errol as I am supposed to be embarking upon “Errol Week” tomorrow. Almost finished reading his...
David Niven’s My Man Godfrey Cocktail

David Niven’s My Man Godfrey Cocktail

“I have a face that is a cross between two pounds of halibut and an explosion in an old clothes closet.” I don’t usually write about things I haven’t made myself but I must just mention the marvellous “My Man Godfrey” cocktail...

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