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Moorish Liver

The term Moorish Food can be quite difficult to accurately define. The Moors (from the Latin maurus, meaning person from the Roman province of Mauretania – North Africa) invaded Spain in 711 AD. Two thirds of Iberia was controlled by … Continue reading

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Barbecue Pork Knuckle

I came across cheap pork knuckles in the butchers this week. These are the lower part of a pig’s leg joint and can be quite meaty, becoming beautifully tender after a long slow cook. Note here that this is uncured … Continue reading

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Merguez stuffed Partridge

On Sunday, I went to buy a brace of partridge, from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at the Farmers’ Market. While I was choosing my birds, I noticed some merguez on the same stall. Merguez are … Continue reading

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Wood Pigeon (roasted)

From my living room window, I can see 5 common wood pigeon doing their best to eat all the new shoots on a large elderflower tree. I find it quite ridiculous that 10 town pigeons sit watching them from a … Continue reading

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Pig’s Head (slow cooked)

It’s quite common to see pig heads hanging in London butcher’s shops in early January. Traditionally pigs are fattened up through the warmer months (where crops are plentiful) and then slaughtered in late autumn or early winter. There are very … Continue reading

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Cajun Roast Pork

17th September, 2014 I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for over a year, as I cook it on a fairly regular basis. It’s not an authentic Cajun recipe, I made it up, having been inspired by the method my … 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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