Tag Archives: aubergine

Midi Pheasant

I found a recipe for Midi Pheasant, by Julia Drisdell (courtesy of Clarissa Dickson Wright) several years ago. Midi Pheasant is somewhat like a pheasant pot roasted with ratatouille vegetables, which sounded most appealing to me. I tried the recipe … Continue reading

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Pork with Aubergine and Peppers

I had some leftover roast pork in the fridge, along with aubergines (eggplant) and peppers that needed using up. To make something new (nextovers, as Karen eloquently put it), I threw a slice of ‘nduja and fresh coriander (cilantro) into … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Partridge

It’s game season once more – last Sunday I bought a brace of brace of partridge, from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at the Farmers’ Market. The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain … Continue reading

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Partridge with Harissa

The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain from mainland Europe (particularly common in France and Spain) in the 18th Century . It’s estimated that there are between 72,000 and 200,000 breeding pairs in the UK. The shooting season … Continue reading

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Market Cuina Fresca

1st October 2013 I arrived in Barcelona last night to visit the Cavatast (later in the week) – I was just in time for supper at Romesco and a nightcap or two in Iposa afterwards. This morning was complicated when … Continue reading

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Rooftop Barbecue

August 16th 2013 Having been suitably restored at La Palmera, Matthew and I met Oli and Salva in the Boqueria to shop for this evening’s supper on the roof terrace. After walking round and round the circular fish section, quite … Continue reading

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Roast Pork Belly

March 29th, 2012 I had dinner at Amaia’s house last week – she roasted an amazing Pork Belly and I cooked some Sprats (which I’d bought from Angel Fisheries that morning) as a  starter. Sprats are an oily fish (so … Continue reading

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Rolled Marinated Lamb

November 5th, 2011 I went to a dinner party at Amaia’s last weekend. She bought a boned leg of lamb and marinated it in a mixture of chilli, coriander, garlic, lemon and olive oil, for several hours. I bought two … Continue reading

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Pollo Rico

October 12th, 2011 On Wednesday, I arrived in Barcelona to do a little work and enjoy some Catalan food and culture. Having lived here for several years in the 90’s, I have a real soft spot for the bars and … Continue reading

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Soho Food Feast

June 25th 2011 I’ve just eaten faggots in a Soho churchyard on a Saturday afternoon – fortunately, I was at the Soho Food Feast and the faggots came in a bun. The feast itself was organised by Margot Henderson, to … Continue reading

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