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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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Calf’s Head

May 20th, 2011 I was cycling past Cramers (a local butchers shop) on Friday and noticed a calf’s head in the window. I usually look in as I pass, since they are one of the few butcher’s shops which sell … 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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Chilli Cool

February 18th, 2011 I read a book called “Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper“, by Fuchsia Dunlop a few years ago. The book tells Fuchsia’s story of living in Sichuan provence and becoming the first woman and westerner to enrol in … Continue reading

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Pork Belly

September 8th, 2010 Pork Belly is the stomach of a pig and is generally used to make bacon (the Chinese and Koreans use it for other recipes). Pork belly is also very good when oven roasted or barbecued, the fat … Continue reading

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Veal Cheeks

August 30th, 2010 I went to see the butcher looking for Pig Cheeks, which I’ve had several times at the Little Bay in Farringdon. They serve the cheek meat on a mound of garlic mash with a piece of crisp bacon. I’ve … Continue reading

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