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Sopa Seca (Dry Soup)

This is a Portuguese bread and garlic soup, Sopa Seca de Alho, which reminds me somewhat of the Spanish Sopa de Ajo (while being quite different at the same time). Bread soups were, apparently, brought to Iberia by the Moors … Continue reading

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Migas

September 8th 2011 Migas is a very simple dish, made from stale bread, that can be cooked in a large pot over a wood fire. A perfect meal, prepared in the fields, for a farm worker or shepherd and lately … Continue reading

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Ajoblanco

Ajoblanco is a refreshing Spanish soup, served cold. It’s sometimes referred to as white gazpacho or sopa de ajo (not to be confused with a hot sopa de ajo) and is typical of Andalusia and Extremadura. Almáchar in Málaga even has a … Continue reading

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Pan con Tomate

August 15th 2011 Pan con Tomate is a very simple, yet extraordinarily delicious way of serving bread with a meal. In Cataluña, where it originates, all meals come with tomato bread (pa amb tomàquet – the Catalan name), instead of plain old … Continue reading

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Return to Fitzrovia

June 4th, 2011 I met Catie at Blacks in Soho, for a wine tasting, organised by Aubert & Mascoli. It turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon – the Genièvrières, a Bourgogne Macon-Cruzillé was particularly good. On Wednesday, somewhere … Continue reading

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Chorizo Bread

May 31st, 2011 I started off with the idea of making coca, a popular type of flat bread from the Balearic Islands (similar to a thick pizza dough with a flavoured topping). Then I looked at focaccia, because I wanted … Continue reading

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Breadcrumbs

February 19th, 2011 Breadcrumbs are really easy to make and if you make or buy good bread they will be far tastier than something from the supermarket. Save up your bread until you have an oven trayful. Mine keeps well … Continue reading

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