Rabbit Lasagne with Food Stories Blogger Helen Graves

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Rabbit Lasagne with Food Stories Blogger Helen Graves
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As the old saying goes, the map is not the territory. Food blogger, Helen Graves, has a similar philosophy behind cooking: the recipe is not the meal. Helen sees cooking as a chance to experiment and improve upon past culinary successes. Recipes serve as good suggestions, helpful guides but hardly gospel. Of course, to have this self-effacing foodie tell it, such experimentations could end up disasters. Indeed, nervous jitters seem to propel her as she cooks (or at least while cooking as a Londonist reviewer with a big camera looms and documents). Still, for all her modesty and wavering, she’s as intuitive and competent a home cook as we’ve ever met. It helps that she’s got an equally capable man, Chris Roberts - an instinctive cook in his own right - beside her in the kitchen.

Having followed her mouth-wateringly delicious Food Stories blog for some time, we made no hesitation accepting her offer to swing by their South London flat and sample her signature dish, rabbit lasagne (see her site as well as the Channel 4 website for the recipe). What a deliciously filling meal! Working its way into the meal was an unobtrusive and well matched bottle of Mouton Cadet White Bordeaux 2007 (seven quid or so at Morrison’s and Sainbury’s), which along with some convivial conversation completed an impromptu recipe for a perfect afternoon.

Photography by Chris Osburn

Last Updated 17 March 2009

Browners

Looks delicious. You can cook for me anytime! I wonder what it's like being "on stage" cooking in front of the cameras... at least you didn't have to talk to a TV camera as well.

Looks a lot of fun.

sulin

Ooooh, that does look good. I haven't had lasagne in a while - might have include rabbit in my next one!

FoodStories

It would be my pleasure to cook for you Browners :) I am also happy there was no TV camera around - I have a made a fool of myself several times in front of the camera and I don't fancy another repeat performance!

Su-lin, try it! I love it. Mmm, fluffy bunnies...

Chris Osburn

Browners - you should have a go at cooking for Londonist! Maybe you could make us a proper sarnie?

sulin - the rabbit was indeed a nice touch!

FoodStories - Thanks again! Poor lil savoury bunny-wunny.

leslie

Looks delicious! Just have to get over thinking of cute little bunnies...