Category Archives: Drink

Faisán en Adobo

In the days before canning and refrigeration, people had to rely on other methods of food preservation, such as immersion in fat or oil, pickling in alcohol or vinegar, salting (raw salt or brine) and smoking. When the Spanish and … Continue reading

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Snipe – “Butcher’s Treat”

The Common Snipe is a wading bird native to the British Isles and it’s numbers are augmented in winter by other snipe that migrate here from Northern Europe. There are 26 species of snipe in total, distributed throughout the Old … Continue reading

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Faisán con Lenteja Pardina

The pheasant is originally native to Asia, but the Romans were so enamoured with the bird that it was introduced throughout their empire. Pheasants are a common sight in Catalan markets, where they are a fully wild game bird, unlike … Continue reading

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Seared Duck Leg with Baked White Beans

This is a fairly simple way of turning ordinary white beans into something very special. I normally use navy (haricot) beans, which are the type used with tomatoes to produced baked beans. Here I cooked the beans with a duck … Continue reading

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Pheasant Filé Gumbo

A friend of mine brought me back some andouille and gumbo filé from New Orleans last week. My first thought was to make a rabbit gumbo, but the lovely Pheasant Girl has taken to saving me her best brace of … Continue reading

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Pickled Chillies

I went to see a friend on Monday who was picking the last of her summer vegetables – chilli peppers, capsicum peppers and green tomatoes. I came home with a handful of small green and red chillies, which look to … Continue reading

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Pork and Chickpea Stew

I had some leftover roast pork and started to cook a stew with chickpeas. I’ve cooked this kind of dish lots of times and went to check my recipe post …but there was nothing! I thought I’d better write one, … Continue reading

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