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Tourin à l’Ail

Tourin à l’ail is a simple garlic soup from the Dordogne in France. The soup is made throughout Aquitaine with some variations known as Tourain Blanchi à l’Ail. There are also people who like to mix onion with the garlic. … Continue reading

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Hígado con Chorizo (liver with chorizo)

I had some pig’s liver, chorizo and mushrooms in the fridge and looked for a Spanish recipe which utilised all three in a sauce. Finding nothing satisfactory, I made up my own receta, with surprisingly good results. Hígado con Chorizo … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Fennel

Here’s my last pheasant dish of the season, an adaptation of a Clarissa Dickson Wright recipe – here’s her inspirational comment: In my days as a pheasant farmer, I was interested to see how energetically the pheasants savaged the fennel in my garden. Game … Continue reading

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Chestnuts

September 24th 2011 I’ve been foraging for chestnuts this week, scouring Hampstead Heath twice and finding only the tiniest nuts (too small to cook and eat). Today, cycling through Hyde Park, I got lucky, coming across a group of 5 … Continue reading

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Poacher’s Pie

August 13th 2011 I went to the butchers, yesterday, to buy some lamb for Sunday roast. I also wanted something hearty to last me for a couple of days and they had some pie veal, ready prepared. Veal’s very good, … Continue reading

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Blackberry Tart

August 8th 2011 I couldn’t help noticing ripe blackberries in the back yard and thought I should make an effort to cook with them, especially since they are one of my favourite fruits and very seasonal. I don’t have a very sweet … Continue reading

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Sardinas

July 23rd, 2011 I bought sardines as an appetiser, again from Angel Fisheries. I wrote about them here, about a year ago, but they looked so good yesterday, that I couldn’t resist photographing them again. Sardines are rich in omega-3 … Continue reading

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