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Faisán en Adobo

In the days before canning and refrigeration, people had to rely on other methods of food preservation, such as immersion in fat or oil, pickling in alcohol or vinegar, salting (raw salt or brine) and smoking. When the Spanish and … Continue reading

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Faisán con Lenteja Pardina

The pheasant is originally native to Asia, but the Romans were so enamoured with the bird that it was introduced throughout their empire. Pheasants are a common sight in Catalan markets, where they are a fully wild game bird, unlike … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Celery and Pimentón

I was inspired by a Jane Grigson recipe for Braised Pheasant with Celery, from her book English Food. This book contains traditional English recipes and in most cases details where they came from – sadly not this one. Nevertheless, I … Continue reading

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Pork with Black-Eyed Peas

I had some leftover roast pork and summer vegetables (courgettes and peppers) in the fridge and thought the pork would go well with black-eyed peas. In America smoked ham hock and black-eyed peas are often cooked together – they are … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Jambalaya

March 4th, 2014 Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and  Pancake Day is an annual Christian feast day, relative to fasting for lent, which starts the next day, Ash Wednesday. To celebrate Mardi Gras, I had originally intended to … Continue reading

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Beef Cheeks

July 1st 2011 I was delighted when I walked into the butchers and they had about a dozen beef cheeks (also known as ox cheeks) on special offer. They weighed about half a pound each, so I bought two. Beef Cheeks … Continue reading

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Octopus

6th April, 2011 The octopus is a quite a popular food in many countries, though I suspect, not that common in Britain. For some reason sea creatures have to look attractive or we just don’t eat them here – 8 … Continue reading

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