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Marmitako

Marmitako is a simple fishman’s stew from país Vasco (the Basque Country) which takes it’s name from the pot it’s cooked in – a marmita, coming from the French marmite (also where the English spread gets it’s name). According to … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Pie

I came across a recipe for Keeper’s Pie recently – the pie is made with pheasant and venison, in the manner of Cottage or Shepherd’s Pie, with mashed potatoes and cheese on top – something that’s right up my street! … Continue reading

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Alubias Rojas con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Red beans with chickpeas and chorizo is the kind of hearty stew that a Galician or Andalucian farmer might eat before setting out to plough a field with oxen, in a time before tractors. Being made with beans, chickpeas and … Continue reading

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Chicken Sofrito

The cooking method for sofrito or sofregit (in Catalan), was first recorded in the Libre de Sent Soví, a Catalan recipe book from about 1324. Sofregit comes from the verb sofregir, which means to under fry. Most people think of … Continue reading

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Snipe – “Butcher’s Treat”

The Common Snipe is a wading bird native to the British Isles and it’s numbers are augmented in winter by other snipe that migrate here from Northern Europe. There are 26 species of snipe in total, distributed throughout the Old … Continue reading

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Lentejas con Chorizo

Lentils with chorizo could be Spain’s national dish – often found cooked at home, on the menú del día in restaurants and out in the fields with farm workers and drovers. It’s thought the dish originated in the province of … Continue reading

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Leek and Potato Soup

February 25th, 2012 Since it quite cold out, there’s still room for a few more hearty soup recipes. The name soup comes from vulgar Latin (suppa – bread soaked in broth) which by the Sixteenth century had become soupe (in … Continue reading

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Fish Cakes

February 19th, 2011 Fish cakes are traditionally made with fish like cod and haddock, but I see no reason why you can’t use any white fish, such as pollock or coley – it’s cheaper than cod and in far greater … Continue reading

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Tortilla Español

February 12th, 2010 Tortilla is probably the Spanish national dish – the ingredients are cheap and easy to come by and the omelette itself is delicious. Tortilla can be served hot or cold as a main course, it can be … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Potato Gratin

November 12th, 2010 Here’s an interesting variation on a traditional gratin. This is the same as my Pommes à la Dauphinoise recipe but you omit the cheese and use 1 lb of potatoes and 1 lb of celeriac in place of … Continue reading

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