Search Results for: duck

Goose Parmentier

Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737 – 1813) was a French pharmacist who championed the potato as food. It’s hard to imagine not eating potatoes, but when the Spanish first introduced them to Europe, the French government prohibited their ingestion, for fear that … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tourin à l’Ail

Tourin à l’ail is a simple garlic soup from the Dordogne in France. The soup is made throughout Aquitaine with some variations known as Tourain Blanchi à l’Ail. There are also people who like to mix onion with the garlic. … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Woodcock – Prince of Game

“The wood cock is the first on the list of gastronomical indulgences of the feathered tribe denominated ‘game’ not only from its aroma, but also from the succulence of its flesh, so prized by all who are judges of gastronomical … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Drink, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Teal

Teal is a small dabbling duck (not quite as big as a partridge) which has the flavour of a mallard and the delicacy of a snipe or woodcock. There are permanent groups of teal in Britain, which breed over the … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Pig’s Liver Rice

Back in the early 80s I used to make a pig’s liver rice to stuff red or green peppers, which were baked in the oven. When a friend gave me 10 kilos of brown rice, the cooking time became so … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Rabbit Vindaloo

Most people in Britain probably think of vindaloo as a spicy lamb dish, sold in Indian restaurants and as a ready meal from supermarkets. However, vindaloo actually started off as a Portuguese pork or rabbit dish – Carne de vinha … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Game, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Mercat Galvany

“Al mercat de Galvany volem compartir amb vosaltres la nostra passió pel menjar de qualitat incomparable. Amb molta cura busquem i oferim els millors productes per cuinar, menjar i gaudir.” “At Galvany Market we want to share our passion for … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona, Barcelona Bars and Restaurants, Drink, Eating Out, Fish, Food, Game, Meat, Shopping, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Pollen Street Social

I had lunch yesterday at the Pollen Street Social with Rabina, Rick and Su. The restaurant is situated in a tiny little road, parallel to Regent Street and just below Hanover Square. Pollen Street Social is a Michelin starred restaurant, … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Eating Out, Food, Game, Meat, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments