Apologies for how late my review of this week’s Recipe to Riches product is today. Has been a bit of a stress filled day at Belly Rumbles’ HQ. More about our overflowing sewerage and my cloud accounting woes in a future post. Let’s just cut to the chase as it is nearly Thursday as I type this.
Episode 10 of Recipe to Riches this week. That means only one more winning recipe to come before the all over winner is announced in episode 12. This week it was all about classic dishes.
I will be honest, I wanted Andrew & Judy’s Grand L’Orange Roast Duck to win. I know a lot of people enjoy duck but aren’t comfortable cooking it at home. They have tried and failed, and not bothered to try again. Or the thought of cooking duck is just too daunting. I also do enjoy the odd duck breast. This ready to heat product I thought was a winner.
Alas, I knew the duck wasn’t going to win. My theory was that the finished dish would have been priced way too high to make it a viable contender. This was sort of confirmed by judges comments. Luv-a-Duck do an okay pre-made range of duck dishes, but the range isn’t cheap. With those figures in my head, I knew the duck wasn’t going to make it.
I didn’t want Justine’s Lamb Shank Risotto to win. Purely as I don’t eat lamb, nothing against Justine, she seemed very lovely.
My second preference for winner, Susie, made it through with her slow cooked oxtail stew. Read more →