Tag Archives: bouquet garni

Pheasant and Rabbit Casserole

While cooking my Arroz de Faisán y Conejo, I realised that I’d have two carcasses and meat leftover. So as not to waste anything, I put it all in a cast iron casserole with an onion, 2 carrots, a stick … Continue reading

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Leek and Potato Soup

February 25th, 2012 Since it quite cold out, there’s still room for a few more hearty soup recipes. The name soup comes from vulgar Latin (suppa – bread soaked in broth) which by the Sixteenth century had become soupe (in … Continue reading

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Ham and Pea Soup

January 7th, 2012 Pea soup is generally cooked or served with ham and made from dried split peas. The soup’s origins go back to at least 500 B.C. Both the Greeks and Romans cultivated peas and the soup itself is … Continue reading

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Brunswick Stew

16th April, 2011 I came across some recipes for Brunswick Stew, while I was researching roadkill recently. There doesn’t seem to be a definitive list of ingredients. but what does seem common to an authentic Brunswick Stew is rabbit or … Continue reading

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Coq au Vin

September 30th 2010 Coq au Vin is a traditional, French dish, which supposedly goes back 2000 years or more. The French translates as, cockerel with wine, and generally one would cook this with an old bird, since the long, slow, … Continue reading

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Osso Buco

September 18th, 2010 Osso Buco is braised shin of veal. The Italian translation means bone with a hole, as the veal shin is cut crossways into 1 inch chop like pieces, each having a bone in the centre containing bone … Continue reading

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Veal Cheeks

August 30th, 2010 I went to see the butcher looking for Pig Cheeks, which I’ve had several times at the Little Bay in Farringdon. They serve the cheek meat on a mound of garlic mash with a piece of crisp bacon. I’ve … Continue reading

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