Tag Archives: black pudding

Piebury Corner

My friend Oli is in London this week, so on Wednesday we met up at the King Charles I and went on a group outing to an award winning pie shop. Piebury Corner came about in 2011, when Paul and … Continue reading

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Venison en Croûte

5th April, 2012 My friend Oli was over from Barcelona for a week and arrived with half a foie gras. While here, he went up to Yorkshire to visit his mum – on returning, he had a saddle of venison … Continue reading

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Morcilla de Burgos

October 2nd, 2011 While visiting the butcher, I noticed that they had some different types of morcilla for sale, not just their usual one made with onions and pine nuts. Morcilla is Spanish black pudding, traditionally made at matanza time, where the … 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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Haggis

June 22nd, 2011 Haggis is an ancient dish made of a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, minced up with beef suet, onions, oatmeal, spices and stock. The ingredients are sewn up inside the stomach or intestine of a sheep, which is gently … Continue reading

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Suckling Pig

March 12th, 2011 Oli returned from Barcelona on Saturday with a suckling pig in his suitcase – promptly named Perceval. I was amused by the thought of customs officers looking at an X-ray image of the case – Perceval looked … Continue reading

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Morcilla

February 9th, 2011 Morcillas are Spanish black puddings or blood sausages. Traditionally morcilla was made at the annual matanza, where the family pig would be killed to produce meat, ham, cured sausage etc., for the coming year – nothing is wasted. … Continue reading

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