Author(s): Jez Felwick
Everyone loves a meatball, but we're not talking just your average meatball here, The Bowler is renowned for his gourmet meatballs, fishballs and vegballs, all made with the finest free-range meat and quality ingredients, bursting with flavour and served with fresh-tasting sauces and sides. In this revolutionary cookbook, The Bowler brings a delicious combination of flavours from the street to your home, with recipes ranging from the perennially popular Great Balls of Fire made with pork, beef, ricotta and chilli and served in a Spiced Red Onion and Tomato Sauce, to lightly scented Wasabi Salmon and Sesame fishballs with Asian Greens. With more than 70 ballistic ideas including original sauces, sides and salads, each recipe packs a punch that will make your taste buds sing.
Great comfort food that everyone will love; 'Jez really gets that the secret of all great food is the quality of the ingredients - little wonder people are beating a path to his truck.' - Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School; Over 70 recipes for meat, fish and veg balls, dips, sauces and sides; Specially commissioned photography from Cristian Barnett whose other projects include The Hairy Biker books and Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking. 'Who knew that meatballs could be so hip?' - Grazia.
Praise for The Bowler: 'Super-cool' -- ES Magazine 'Who knew that meatballs could be so hip?' -- Grazia 'Jez Felwick of The Bowler is a man after our own hearts - he takes a simple, well-loved thing, gets a bit over-obsessed about it and then tries to do it as well as humanly possible. If you're into your balls then this is the book for you.' -- Will Beckett, Hawksmoor 'Jez really gets that the secret of all great food is the quality of the ingredients - little wonder people are beating a path to his truck.' -- Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School 'These aren't your average mobile food merchants... some of the most exhilarating cooking in the Capital right now' -- Marina O' Loughlin, Metro
Jez Felwick is The Bowler, delivering gourmet meatballs, fishballs and vegballs from his mobile grass-fed van that can be found in various locations around the UK. All balled by hand, his Great Balls of Fire have garnered fans (or ballers) from food critics to fashionistas. He learnt to cook at the organic farm and cookery school, Ballymaloe near Cork before discovering the 'food truck' scene on a trip to the US which inspired the launch of The Bowler. Currently a regular on the London street food scene, The Bowler also makes appearances at farmers' markets, music events and summer festivals throughout the UK.
INTRODUCTION The Story of the Bowler Ingredients and techniques MEATBALLS Including: Pork & Fennel; Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Pork Balls; Mexballs; Luardos Meatball Burrito; Ball Shiitake; Sweaty Balls; Balls on the Line; Beef & Chorizo; Sticky Balls; Great Balls of Fire; Popeye Spinach & Parmesan; Bacon Balls; Homeslice Meatball Pizza; Hawksmoor Balls & Cheese Grits; Veal & Parmesan; Bjorn Ball; Cotes de Veau; Excithaiball; Steamy Chicken Balls; Lamb, Mint and Feta; Ballymaloe Balls; Rosemary, Garlic & Red Wine Sauce; Goats' Cheese; Game Balls FISH BALLS Including: Wasabi, Salmon & Sesame; Tuna & Ginger; Prawn Balls; Crab Baltimore Balls VEG BALLS Including: Asparagus & Courgette; Lentil & Brown Rice; Ballafel; Portobello Mushroom; Sweet Potato & Goats' Cheese DIPS AND SAUCES Including: Spicy Peanut; Tomato Chilli Jam; Blue Cheese; Cumin Soured Cream; Spiced Red Onion & Tomato; Wild Mushroom Sauce; Cheese Sauce; Tomato Salsa Pico de Galla; Chipotle Tom Sauce; Red Wine Gravy; Lime & Tabasco Yoghurt; Crispy Cream; Guacamole; Chicken Stock; Sticky Ball Sauce; Real Mayo; Chipotle Mayo; Barbecue Sauce; Thai Dipper; Coconut Curry Sauce; Pomegranate Seed & Cucumber Raita; Citrus Ponzu Dressing; The Bowler's Spice Blend SIDES Including: Chargrilled Polenta; Mash Up; Rosti; The Pudding Bowler; Puy Lentil with Avocado, Halloumi & Walnuts; Jerusalem Artichoke Gratin; Lowry & Baker Red Chicory Salad; Bulgar Wheat & Nut Salad; Courgette & Chickpea with Feta Salad; Bean Balls; Citrus Couscous; Spicy Slaw; PIckled Carrot & Daikon; Pickled Cucumber; Honey-roasted Veg; Asian Greens; Caremalized Onions, Crispy Fried Shallots & Confit Garlic Ball & Beer Matching INDEX ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS