Preparing ramen usually involves boiling bones for many hours to create a rich stock, but this slow cooker version couldn’t make the Japanese favourite any easier. There’s no need to hang around and watch the stove, as the dish makes itself.
This soup has real Mexican kick thanks to the ancho chillies. Along with the soup as a starter, a great Mexican-themed lunch would be fish or chicken with adobe served with avocado, shredded cabbage and fresh tortillas.
This is a rarely cooked but classic dish that takes me back to my French training. This version owes more to Heston Blumenthal than tradition, though, with my own spin. It takes time, but not too much effort.