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Marmitako

Marmitako is a simple fishman’s stew from país Vasco (the Basque Country) which takes it’s name from the pot it’s cooked in – a marmita, coming from the French marmite (also where the English spread gets it’s name). According to … Continue reading

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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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Rabbit Filé Gumbo

Just over a year ago, I set out to make a rabbit gumbo, but got distracted and made a pheasant gumbo instead! Having come across some andouille and a rabbit, at the bottom of the freezer this week, it seemed … Continue reading

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Moorish Liver

The term Moorish Food can be quite difficult to accurately define. The Moors (from the Latin maurus, meaning person from the Roman province of Mauretania – North Africa) invaded Spain in 711 AD. Two thirds of Iberia was controlled by … Continue reading

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Pheasant Filé Gumbo

A friend of mine brought me back some andouille and gumbo filé from New Orleans last week. My first thought was to make a rabbit gumbo, but the lovely Pheasant Girl has taken to saving me her best brace of … Continue reading

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Mexican Sausages

September 27th, 2013 This week Marek the Butcher created some Mexican style sausages. These are made of course ground pork, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, mild paprika and vinegar. I wouldn’t call these a chorizo personally but I did find an online  Mexican chorizo recipe which does contain … Continue reading

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Smoked Sausages

June 18th, 2012 Marek the Butcher made a fresh batch of Klobásy Sausages this weekend and we experimented with smoking them. Traditionally food was smoked to make it last longer before refrigerators were invented. Our aim here wasn’t to produce … Continue reading

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Lobster

December 31st, 2010 Lobsters are invertebrates – they have a hard external shell or exoskeleton. A lobster can live for up to 15 years, females reproduce from about 5 years old and produce up to 80,000 eggs at a time, … Continue reading

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