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Albóndigas con Sepia

Cuttelfish with Meatballs (mandonguilles amb sipia) is a typical Catalan dish, where meat and seafood, Mar i Muntanya, are cooked together. This Sea and Mountain style of cooking is said to have originated in Empordà, in the north of Cataluña, … Continue reading

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Pissaladière

The Pissaladière is an anchovy, olive and onion topped flat bread, which is synonymous with the city of Nice. It’s thought that the origin of the pissaladière is likely to be Genoa (Italy), where they have been eating a Pizza … Continue reading

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Fried Rice

February 11th, 2012 I had dinner with Niko and Kiki this week – we all took it in turns to chop and stir things. Bacon was fried with chopped onions until it went crispy, before adding green beans, mushrooms and baby … Continue reading

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Faggots

January 26th, 2012 Faggots are a traditional English dish, particularly popular in the Midlands (especially popular during the second world war). A faggot is a mixture of pork offal, generally comprised of bacon, belly, heart, liver, minced up with herbs and … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Paté

December 29th, 2011 This is my chicken liver paté recipe – the one I made for Christmas Day. I used to buy a delicious paté like this about 30 years ago and when the delicatessen I got it from closed … Continue reading

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Sang Cuita de Vedella

18th October 2011 I’ve been looking at the blocks of calf’s blood, on sale in La Boqueria for years, wondering how they are used in cooking. Since I’m very partial to Morcilla (Spanish black pudding), I though I should bite the … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

October 6th 2011 French Onion Soup is a classic dish, that’s very simple to make, but requires a great deal of care and attention in order to get it right. It’s believed that onion soup originated in Ancient Rome and … Continue reading

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Steak and Kidney Pie

August 31, 2011 I haven’t made this for quite a while – possibly not since I worked in a gastro pub 15 years ago, where I made 4 or 5 huge ones each week. They were sold as cooked in … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs

August 22nd 2011 I had some leftover roast lamb and didn’t fancy shepherds pie or moussaka – on a whim, I thought I’d make some meatballs in a marinara sauce. Lamb Meatball recipe: 1lb minced lamb 1 medium onion (minced) 6 pieces … Continue reading

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Asparagus, Beetroot and Potato Salad

July 12th 2011 I had a delightful, al fresco, lunch with Rabina yesterday, in Brondesbury Park. She prepared Asparagus Polonaise – asparagus is prepared the normal way (boiled for 3 to 5 minutes) and then it’s added to a frying … Continue reading

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