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Steak and Oyster Pie

In Victorian times, Britain produced about 500 million oysters a year! These molluscs were abundant and one could buy 3 for a penny on the streets of London. Sadly, popularity led to overfishing in both England and France – the … Continue reading

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Carrillada de Ternera (Ox Cheek)

I noticed a rather forlorn and lonely organic ox cheek in the butcher’s shop window towards closing time, on special offer. “Cook it or freeze it today – you can have it for £1.80”, he said. It was quite substantial, … Continue reading

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La Coqueta

On Wednesday I had lunch with Julia and Nookie in Barcelona. They took me to a charming bar called La Coqueta. Julia particularly likes this place because they cater for carnivores and vegetarians. I liked the look of the menú … Continue reading

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Beef Casserole

I had some leftover roast beef and decided to use it up by making a casserole. I do like buying larger than necessary joints of meat, because they cook more evenly than a small joint, you get to use the … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad 2016

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

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Beef Osso Buco

June 4th 2012 I know it’s been hotter than July, but the temperature has dropped again (just in time for the Jubilee) and I noticed beef osso buco in the butchers for £5.50. This is cheaper than my usual veal osso … Continue reading

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Bone Marrow

February 17th, 2012 There seemed to be quite some enthusiasm for bone marrow after I mentioned Marek’s sausages last week and the next time I went in to the butchers the discussion continued in that vein – more sausages, Fergus … Continue reading

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Beef and Chilli Sausages

February 4th 2012 Marek the Butcher had some more sausages for me to try this week – beef and chilli. Marek said these contained ground beef, black pepper, chilli, paprika, red pepper and turmeric. In conversation he mentioned that beef … Continue reading

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Argentinian Sausages

January 14th, 2012 I had an email earlier in the week from Marek the Butcher. He was experimenting with sausage recipes and wondered if I’d like to try his new Argentinian style sausages – of course I said yes! The … Continue reading

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Fore Rib of Beef

October 29th, 2011 Last weekend I went to Rick and Su’s for dinner. Rick bought a 4lb Fore Rib of Beef from Waitrose – who do sell very good roasting joints. Note the marbling (little veins of fat) in the meat. … Continue reading

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