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Salade Niçoise

The Niçoise Salad is said to have been created in the late 19th Century and probably contained tomatoes, anchovies and olive oil. These days there’s much debate over the correct ingredients – Jacques Médecin, ex mayor of Nice and traditionalist, … Continue reading

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Allotment Picnic

September 6th 2013 Last week I went to help Audrey water her brother’s allotment in Acton, while he was on holiday. Allotments (Community Gardens) are small vegetable gardens, made by subdividing a larger piece of land. Gardeners have to pay … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

August 11th 2011 Gazpacho is a cold, raw vegetable soup which originates from Andalusia in Spain. Because of it’s bread, oil and garlic base, there’s a certain amount of speculation on where it came from – most probably it arrived … Continue reading

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Top Rump Barbecue

June 11th, 2011 I went to Amaia’s yesterday for a barbecue. She has a little private street of workshops at the back of her house and it’s ideal for a barbecue with a large wooden picnic table conveniently situated by … Continue reading

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Sushi in The Outside World

May 14th 2011 To celebrate the end of Olimax’s PortrATE show at The Outside World gallery, we had a little party and once again I did the food. I made up some Makizushi – rolled sushi in nori (black seaweed). … Continue reading

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