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Jugged Hare

December 1st, 2013 “Here hare here.” A note from Jake the Poacher – Withnail and I (1987) I bought a 5 lb hare for £7.50 from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at Islington Farmers’ Market last … Continue reading

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Sang Cuitat de Vedella

18th October 2011 I’ve been looking at the blocks of calf’s blood, on sale in La Boqueria for years, wondering how they are used in cooking. Since I’m very partial to Morcilla (Spanish black pudding), I though I should bite the … 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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Easter Eggs

April 24th 2011 Traditionally eggs are seen as a symbol for the earth’s rebirth in springtime – this goes back thousands of years to pagan times when people believed that the earth died in winter and was reborn in spring. It … 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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