Good enough to eat… Asos meets Jamie Oliver’s Get-Ahead gravy

asos versus jamie oliver gravy

Ahhhh gravy. Probably one of the most basic of sauces you will ever make. Gravy in it’s simplest of forms has the power to morph a ‘blah’ dish into something exceptional. Often brown, and let’s face it, how many GREAT things in life are brown?! It’s colour, warmth and texture can be a veritable blanket of flavour.

When I came across this Asos outfit on the dressing miss dolly blog, I was stopped in my tracks. Not just because of the subtle lines and textures { yes those are mesh shoulders on the top } but because the colour instantly reminded me of good gravy. Speaking of which, this week my attention was turned to Jamie Olivers ‘get-ahead gravy’, for the most part because it includes star anise, bacon rashers, chicken wings and the optional splash of Sherry in the ingredient listing. This is the ultimate gravy if ever there was one.

Just like good quality basics that make an outfit look special, well chosen basic ingredients can push your gravy over the edge. Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think of it! I for one will be rustling up a vegetarian version.


images by asos and david loftus

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