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Paloma en Escabeche

Escabeche is a method of food preservation, using vinegar (and sometimes citrus juice), invented by the Persians  many centuries ago. Both the Greeks and Romans used vinegar as a preservative, so escabeche might have reached Spain before the the Moorish … Continue reading

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Conejo al Ajillo (Rabbit with Garlic)

Conejo al Ajillo (rabbit with garlic) is an extremely popular Iberian dish with many regional variations, as you will see if you look it up online. Rabbit itself is very much considered meat in Spain, unlike the UK where most … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

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Jugged Hare

December 1st, 2013 “Here hare here.” A note from Jake the Poacher – Withnail and I (1987) I bought a 5 lb hare for £7.50 from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at Islington Farmers’ Market last … Continue reading

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Asparagus – griddled

May 6th, 2013 I was delighted to find Asparagus at the farmers’ market yesterday. The season is short, April 23rd to June 21st for the UK and it’s late this year! Asparagus is at its very best when freshly picked, so … Continue reading

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Pheasant Stuffed with Garlic and Olives

January 31st, 2013 Here’s one last pheasant recipe (feeds 2 people) before the end of the shooting season tomorrow. This is very simple and can be used with any bird. Stuff the pheasant with a sprig of thyme, a teaspoonful … Continue reading

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Pig Cheeks

October 25th, 2012 It’s definitely the time of year when you start to crave thick, unctuous casseroles and mashed potato. Pig cheeks fit the bill perfectly – when braised in stock for several hours they literally melt in your mouth. I’d … Continue reading

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