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Gammon with Navy Beans

Gammon is the name for pork which has been cured by salting or brining – it can also be smoked. Meat was traditionally salted and smoked  to make it last longer, but with the advent of refrigeration, this is no … Continue reading

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Germans Gracia

I’d been asked to buy some Jamón for a friend in London, so on my last day, I went to Germans Gracia, a Xarcuteria located near to the friends I’ve been staying with in Barcelona – they buy all their … 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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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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Gammon in Mulled Wine

December 22nd, 2011 Slow cooking Gammon in Mulled Wine produces a ham which tastes and smells like Christmas. It’s deceptively simple and if you buy a gammon knuckle or two from the butcher, it’s very cheap. Christmas Ham recipe: 1 … Continue reading

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Norfolk Arms

February 18th, 2011 After visiting Chill Cool – we fancied a final drink and we went over the road to the Norfolk Arms. Once a run of the mill English pub, the Norfolk Arms has been transformed into a gastro … Continue reading

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Christmas Ham

December 20th, 2010 Christmas Ham in mulled wine recipe: Place your ham in a saucepan of  cold water, bring it to the boil and then discard the water. Rinse the ham and put it into a cast iron casserole, along with a bottle … Continue reading

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