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Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta

Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta is a typical and delicious Spanish stew, using fairly basic ingredients. The recipe may vary from town to town and when times were hard, one solo chorizo (no panceta or stock) would suffice … Continue reading

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Calderillo Bejarano

I set out to make a typical veal/beef stew from Béjar in Salamanca, but the butcher didn’t have any chuck (the specific type of cut required), however, he did have diced pork belly, so I thought I’d make lemonade with … Continue reading

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Alubias de Tolosa con Sacramentos

Alubias de Tolosa are a small dark purple (almost back) bean, with a single white dot on the side, from Tolosa in Pais Vasco. Tolosa has become famous for it’s beans, which are produced locally in small quantities. These beans … Continue reading

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Rabbit Vindaloo

Most people in Britain probably think of vindaloo as a spicy lamb dish, sold in Indian restaurants and as a ready meal from supermarkets. However, vindaloo actually started off as a Portuguese pork or rabbit dish – Carne de vinha … Continue reading

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Squirrel Barbecue

Last Sunday I was on barbecue duty chez Rick and Su in Golders Green. Oli expressed a keen interest in squirrel and ordered 5 from The Wild Meat Company. Rest assured, these are grey squirrel and not our native red variety. … Continue reading

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Sous-Vide Barbecue

Oli had some new cooking toys, so we decided to use them for a barbecue on Saturday, however, the forecast said rain, so Sunday became a better option. The main piece of equipment, was a sous-vide immersion circulator – a … Continue reading

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Homage to Cataluña – Expo

April 21st, 2012 … finally, we got to the Eat Meat Gallery at about 4.30pm for the opening and book launch. Just to recap: On November 26th, Olimax staged a one day mass portraiture even at the Eat Meat Gallery, … Continue reading

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Homage to Cataluña – Catering

April 20th, 2012 I helped with the framing and mounting of the Homage to Cataluña exhibition yesterday, but today I got on with cooking and preparing the food. I’d spent some time working out how to put edible photographs into … Continue reading

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Roast Pork Belly

March 29th, 2012 I had dinner at Amaia’s house last week – she roasted an amazing Pork Belly and I cooked some Sprats (which I’d bought from Angel Fisheries that morning) as a  starter. Sprats are an oily fish (so … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Arms (revisited)

May 25th, 2011 While out and contemplating supper last week, we sat outside the Norfolk Arms and had a few tapas. It was very tempting to stick to tapas, but the fish and chip shop opposite (North Sea Fish) had … Continue reading

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