first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a
long time ago now!
then the internet was a very different place with much
more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was
a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For
those of us interested in food and cooking it was a
great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people
living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother
with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional
chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who
was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share
recipes so others could enjoy them.
lot of the details of who contributed the recipe, or
the history of the recipe, have either become blurred
or disappeared over the years but the recipes are still
worthwhile either in their own right or for the inspiration
they might give.
recipe was provided by Pat Soffel who was introduced
to Hub-UK by Shirley Cline. This was
her first contribution to be posted on the site. Pat
said of herself "I have been learning the computer
for the last three years. A self taught 72 year old
who loves to cook and read cook books. My husband is
in a nursing home with Parkinson's so the computer is
my way of entertainment." [That was eleven
tbls coarsely ground cornmeal
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp coarse kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 rack of lamb for two (8 or 9 chops), cut in half
1 to 2 tbls Dijon mustard
the oven to 400ºF.
the cornmeal, rosemary, garlic, coarse salt and pepper
in a small bowl and mix well.
brush the fat side of the racks with the mustard.
coat with the cornmeal mixture.
the racks on a baking sheet.
25 minutes for medium rare.
the chops apart and serve immediately.
says: "I serve this with couscous cooked in
chicken broth and a green salad".