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Devilled Pheasant

Devilled meats became very popular in Victorian England – possibly to disguise poor quality food. The process involves marinating the meat with hot spices before cooking and typically includes cayenne pepper, English mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Devilled kidneys were a … Continue reading

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Pissaladière

The Pissaladière is an anchovy, olive and onion topped flat bread, which is synonymous with the city of Nice. It’s thought that the origin of the pissaladière is likely to be Genoa (Italy), where they have been eating a Pizza … Continue reading

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Farinata

I’ve been looking for some rye flour to go with the strong wholemeal flour in my cupboard for several weeks, in order to make a sourdough starter. However, as you know, there is an acute shortage of flour on the … Continue reading

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Rabbit en Confit

The word confit comes from the French verb confire, to preserve, which in turn is from the Latin conficere, to complete, do, finish, make or prepare. Most foods can be preserved as a confit by cooking at a low temperature … Continue reading

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Infused Olive Oil

August 24th, 2010 Olive Oil is produced by pressing olives, the fruit of trees native to the Mediterranean Basin. In Mediterranean countries olive oil is the main cooking oil and probably the only oil used in salad dressings. On the … Continue reading

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Stock

August 19th, 2010 Basic stock recipe: Onions Celery Carrots 6 pieces of garlic A pinch of sea salt 12 black peppercorns 2 Bay leaves Parsley Rosemary Sage Thyme The quantities depend on the size of your saucepan, vegetables and how … Continue reading

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Napoli Sausages

August 9th, 2010 These are my favourite supper time sausages. I used to buy McKanna’s own Cumberlands (which are the best BBQ sausages I’ve ever eaten), graduated to Toulouse, but a single try of the Napoli had me addicted. They … Continue reading

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