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Broad Beans and Chorizo

July 20th, 2011 Here’s a Spanish style dish that started out as broad beans and chorizo – while I was thinking about cooking it, I was inspired to add some extra ingredients which resulted in a better dish and more … 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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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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Octopus

6th April, 2011 The octopus is a quite a popular food in many countries, though I suspect, not that common in Britain. For some reason sea creatures have to look attractive or we just don’t eat them here – 8 … Continue reading

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Pancake Day

March 8th, 2011 In Britain, Pancake Day is Shrove Tuesday, an annual Christian feast day, relative to fasting for lent, which starts tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. On Pancake Day you use up all the rich food left in the house, … Continue reading

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Gurnard

October 15th, 2010 Gurnard has been neglected as an edible fish, mainly because people think it’s ugly. Personally, the first time I saw one I thought it looked interesting and bought it on a whim. On the way home I … Continue reading

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Sea Bass

September 10, 2010 Sea Bass is a highly regarded and popular fish throughout Europe. Because of this, wild stocks have decreased lately, but the fish is now farmed in most Mediterranean countries. Large fish have the best flavour (from 3 … Continue reading

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Sardines

August 21st, 2010 Sardines are a small, oily fish, found all over the world. They are often served grilled or fried and they can be bought in most supermarkets in tins of six or so. Tinned sardines come in oil, … Continue reading

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Plaice

August 17th, 2010 Plaice have a dark green/brown coloured upper skin, with little orange spots and a white underside. Both eyes are on the darker side, but the fish does appear as if one eye should be on either side. … Continue reading

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Mackerel Fillets

August 13th 2010 Mackerel is a cheap, sustainable fish which has a high omega 3 content. On a weight basis, it has about double the omega 3 to that in salmon. Mackerel is extremely good for you, though it’s perhaps … Continue reading

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