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Teal

Teal is a small dabbling duck (not quite as big as a partridge) which has the flavour of a mallard and the delicacy of a snipe or woodcock. There are permanent groups of teal in Britain, which breed over the … Continue reading

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Mallard

January 14th, 2013 I saw some lovely fat mallards in the Farmers’ Market last weekend and then kicked myself for not buying one. A mallard is a large variety of wild duck indigenous to the British Isles, though some migrate … Continue reading

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Duck and Egg Mayonnaise

August 17th, 2012 I made mayonaise for a lunchtime egg salad sandwich today (see here for my home made mayonnaise recipe) and had some inspiration from something that I’d seen on television recently. BBC2 have been showing Exploring China: A Culinary … Continue reading

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Duck and Mushrooms

June 1st 2012 I had supper with Oli a couple of nights ago – he was visiting from Barcelona and staying with Rick and Su. They were out playing bridge, so we had the use of their kitchen. As a … Continue reading

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Magret Seché

January 30th, 2012 Magret Seché is the smoked breast of a duck that has been raised for foie gras. Smoked duck can be cut length ways and fried like bacon or it can be thinly sliced and eaten like prosciutto … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard

January 15th 2012 As if going out on Friday and Saturday wasn’t enough, Oli had brought a French Magret de Canard and six Catalan Morcilla over with him from Barcelona, Rick had a lobster and some foie gras, so Sunday night … Continue reading

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Faux Carbonara

January 1st 2012 This faux carbonara is made of leftovers. I had some duck, ham, stuffing and crème fraîche that needed using up and I fancied something creamy with pasta. This isn’t a real carbonara – see my recipe here … Continue reading

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Turkey Fiesta

October 16th, 2011 Having been to La Boqueria to buy food for a large Sunday fiesta on the terraza, a lot of prep needed to be done on Saturday evening to get the food ready. Oli did most of the … Continue reading

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La Boqueria

October 15th, 2011 After lunch on Saturday we went to Barcelona’s beautiful and historical market, Mercat St. Josep de la Boqueria to buy food for a large Sunday lunch. I must have been to the market every day this week … Continue reading

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Brawn

May 19th 2011 Last week I ate at Brawn, with Oli and Catie – the name of the restaurant suggested that it could be my kind of place and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The interior is clean and white, with … Continue reading

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