Feeding Friends by Terry and George

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Fun-loving child of an incongruous union between an ex-chef and a male-model, Feeding Friends is a collection of 100 recipes designed for entertaining. Terry learned his trade at Gavroche while George, who had founded the band One Night Only, aged 12, pounded the Burberry cat walks. A chance encounter led to a series of pop-up restaurant nights, combining food and music, at venues all over London, Manchester, New York and Los Angeles. Here, they begin, like Adele, with a small ‘hello… we don’t want to get too mushy but sod it, here goes… for us memories make great dishes and it’s our memories that have inspired every recipe in this book…’ Lucky they weren’t out and about in the Sixties, for their collective memory bank is apparently still intact and has come up with some seductive party food: hash stag, lemon pavlova, Yorkshire rhubarb martini, cheese and Marmite twists and roasted squash with gorgonzola and basil. They even provide playlists to accompany. Curried cauliflower and almond soup gets a shot of sweetness with the addition of raisins and could be eaten to the sound of Vegetables by the Beach Boys.

 

Curried cauliflower and almond soup

Serves 4

50g butter

1 tblsp ground nut oil

100g shallots, chopped

1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets

1 tblsp Madras curry powder

100g ground almonds

500ml full-fat milk

handful of toasted flaked almonds to garnish

handful of golden raisins, soaked in warm water until plump

 

Put the butter and oil into a large pan and place over a medium heat until the butter has melted. Add the shallots and cook until translucent. Ad the cauliflower to the pan and stir to ensure all the pieces are covered in oil. Fry gently for 5mins before stirring in the curry powder and ground almonds. Keep stirring as you add the milk, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10mins, until the cauliflower is cooked. Blitz the sup with a hand-held blender stick until smooth. Ladle into bowls and serve hot, scattered with toasted almonds, raisins and sprigs of fresh herbs (if wanted)

Feeding Friends by Terry Edwards and George Craig, photographs by Georgie Clarke, Hodder & Stoughton £20, www.hodder.co.uk