Slow Cooked Beef Shin Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta


Slow cooked beef shin with pappardelle pasta

I happened to come across an article in a recent Jamie Oliver magazine about a new restaurant in London’s Borough Market called Padella and sounded right up my street! Unfortunately they don’t take bookings, so I took Jamie’s advice and joined the queue. After a short wait we were in and warming up with a nice glass of vino. 

The menu is small, but this doesn’t make deciding which delicious dish to have any easier… Eventually I settled on the slow cooked beef shin with pappardelle pasta which was (in my opinion) a taste sensation!  

So as you can imagine, the first thing I wanted to do when I got home was try and recreate this deliciousness.

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Food Styling – Leiths School of Food & Wine.


I can pore over a food magazine for hours and often take a cookery book to bed as a bit of light reading. This is much to the dismay of my boyfriend Dave, as he knows that his peaceful slumber will be interrupted by my delighted little chirps ‘wow look at this’ and ‘do you fancy trying this tomorrow?’.

The truth is that my attraction is not just to the delicious recipes or anticipating all the different flavours that the recipe has to offer, it’s also the beautifully styled photographs bursting with colour and texture all completely irresistible. Now gripped, I know that it’s almost essential that I read on to find out what is required to make the feast before my eyes a reality.

Well, you can only imagine my excitement when I discovered that Leiths School of Food & Wine in West London were running a 7 week evening course on Food Styling with Jennifer Joyce and Sarah Cook revered food stylists within the industry.
After very little deliberation and a little re-organisation I was signed up. Read More…