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Seared Duck Leg with Baked White Beans

This is a fairly simple way of turning ordinary white beans into something very special. I normally use navy (haricot) beans, which are the type used with tomatoes to produced baked beans. Here I cooked the beans with a duck … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

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Black Bean Stew

Black Turtle Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are thought to have originated in Southern Mexico and Central America, where they have been used in cooking for about 7,000 years. The beans have an almost meaty texture and contain a lot of flavour … Continue reading

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Pig Cheeks

October 25th, 2012 It’s definitely the time of year when you start to crave thick, unctuous casseroles and mashed potato. Pig cheeks fit the bill perfectly – when braised in stock for several hours they literally melt in your mouth. I’d … Continue reading

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Venison Chilli

October 18th, 2012 I had a cold this week, which gave me the imputus to try out a recipe for chilli, which I’d made up in the back of my mind. For some reason I though that diced venison would … 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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Pheasant with Chorizo and Pimentón

February 20th, 2012 I haven’t tried cooking pheasant with chorizo and pimentón before, but it was so good I’ll be doing it again soon. The smoke and heat of the pimentón went really well with the gamey taste of  pheasant. … Continue reading

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