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Sardinas con Verduras

Sardines and pilchards are part of the herring fish family Clupeidae (the UK classifies sardines as being young pilchards). These are an inexpensive and sustainable oily fish often served fresh and fried, or preserved in salt, olive oil, escabeche, etc. … Continue reading

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Salmorejo Cordobés

Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup from Córdoba in Spain. The soup is thought to date back to the time of the Romans. Roman soldiers drank a mixture of water and wine vinegar flavoured with herbs (and sometimes salt or … Continue reading

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Calamares Rellenos

The squid is a cephalopod, from the Greek word κεφαλόποδες, kephalópodes, meaning head-feet. Cephalopods are closely related to the snail (gastropods). Like octopuses, the squid has an elongated head like body with tentacles. They produce a black ink which can … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Partridge

While the Red-legged Partridge is native to some Mediterranean countries (particularly France, Spain and Northern Italy), the one above most definitely lived and died in Colchester. I know this because I bought it from the Pheasant Girl on Sunday and all … Continue reading

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Courgette Pizza

I was inspired to make a courgette pizza base I found at the thekitchensgarden and than I liked it so much I made it again and took pictures. Today Martin, the farmer I buy courgettes from, asked me for the … Continue reading

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Chorizo Pizza

October 6th, 2012 The name pizza comes from Greek and Latin – the Ancient Greeks used to bake flat bread with cheese, oil and herbs on top. However, pizza as we know it, is relatively modern and was invented in … Continue reading

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Salad al fresco

July 27th, 2012 I went round to see my friend Catie yesterday, to update her Mac system software and make it play nice with her eyePhone. While I was busy pressing buttons and waiting for firmware updates, Catie bought some … Continue reading

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Chicken Livers

November 25th, 2011 … and for supper I chopped up a pound of chicken livers and flash fried them in the griddle pan. For good measure I added a little salt, pepper and a few basil leaves (Oli’s suggestion). Once cooked … Continue reading

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Hake and Tomatoes

July 15th 2011 Hake cooked with tomatoes and olives is a typical Spanish dish. Hake is a very popular fish in Spain and as I’ve said before, a lot of it’s caught in British waters and exported – we don’t … 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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