Tag Archives: asparagus

Salade Niçoise

The Niçoise Salad is said to have been created in the late 19th Century and probably contained tomatoes, anchovies and olive oil. These days there’s much debate over the correct ingredients – Jacques Médecin, ex mayor of Nice and traditionalist, … Continue reading

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Joanet (2016)

I woke up and found myself in Barcelona …again! After pinched myself several times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, I received a call from Nookie, asking me to meet her for lunch at Joanet. I’ve covered Joanet a few … Continue reading

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Asparagus – griddled

May 6th, 2013 I was delighted to find Asparagus at the farmers’ market yesterday. The season is short, April 23rd to June 21st for the UK and it’s late this year! Asparagus is at its very best when freshly picked, so … Continue reading

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The Real Greek

September 14th, 2012 During the Paralympics, Niko and I had several hours to spare between events. Of course those two hours happened to be lunchtime, so we went in search of a restaurant in Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford). Westfield itself … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

May 18th, 2012 The Asparagus Season (April 23rd – June 21st in the UK) heralds spring, a whole range of new vegetables and an end to winter. Ideally, asparagus is best served very fresh – mine came from Perry Court … Continue reading

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Neon Barbecue

May 12th, 2012 My friend Simon Tyszko asked me to cook for his birthday party, at his studio in Battersea (previously a school science lab). We considered wok cooking over a gas powered water feature, but the flame wasn’t hot enough … Continue reading

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Joanet (revisited)

April 22nd, 2012 Weak and hungover after the Expo yesterday, I went out to meet my Betty Ford friends, for a very late lunch. We went to Joanet, an old favourite, that I’ve blogged before and definitely one of the best … Continue reading

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