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Pub Classics

Tom Kerridge is the only chef in the country to have won two Michelin stars for cooking in a pub. In this episode Tom goes all nostalgic, cooking up some all-time Great British pub classics. This is the type of food that's earned its place in the hearts of the nation, so expect some real crowd pleasers.

To start off, Tom creates a super simple caesar salad. There's no room for chicken or bacon here - what counts is the awesome rich sauce and the incredible anchovies that pack it full of flavour.

Pub snacks have had a bit of a revival in recent years, and with good reason. Tom loves old-school classics like pickled eggs, spicy nuts and pork scratchings, and shows us how easy it is to whip up all three in your own kitchen. They are the perfect beer snacks and he tests them on some real ale drinkers at a lively micropub in Kent.

For a classic roast, with a nod to French cuisine, Tom shows us how to cook an utterly delicious dish of pork belly, lentils and cabbage salsa. The moist meat and crispy crackling of the pork, the hearty substance of the lentils and the bitter fresh cabbage salsa come together on the plate to create a perfectly balanced dish.

One of the nation's favourite dishes is fish and chips, and Tom heads to Suffolk to cook his version using locally caught brill. And to finish off, there's one of Britain's best puds - date and toffee pudding with an ultimate toffee sauce. This is a truly indulgent dessert with a classy caramelised banana topping.

These classic, tasty but simple dishes bring a bit of what's best about British pub food into your home and are sure to become regulars in your own kitchen.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Sep 2015 15:15


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Kerridge
ProducerSally Wingate
Executive ProducerBridget Boseley

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