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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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Lamb’s Heart

October 2nd, 2010 Stuffed lamb’s hearts are an extremely cheap and satisfying meal, though you’ll need to buy them from a good butcher because they don’t appear on supermarket shelves. I’ve tried a few recipes which call for a stuffing of … 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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