Tag Archives: red wine

Sopa de Cebolla

Most people associate onion soup with France, but in reality it has been around since the time of the Romans. Because of it’s cheap ingredients, onion soup has always been the food of the poor. The modern French version is … 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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Partridges – Pot Roasted

January 23rd, 2013 The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain from mainland Europe  – it’s particularly common in France and Spain. The shooting season for partridge is a month longer than for pheasant and runs from Sept 1 … Continue reading

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Australian Roast Lamb

August 7th, 2012 I bought an Australian leg of lamb from the butcher for £12 – Marek assured me that it’s the best in the world, but he did grow up and train as a butcher there. You don’t see much Australian … Continue reading

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Cockerel – pot roasted

July 19th, 2012 I thought about cooking the first happy chicken as coq au vin, but I had 2 pints of chicken and smoked turkey stock in the freezer, which got the better of me. I browned the chicken all … Continue reading

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Oxtail

March 22nd, 2012 Oxtail is literally the tail of a cow – it contains a lot of lean meat, bone marrow and gelatin. When cooked gently in the oven for a few hours, the meat will fall off the bones … Continue reading

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Saddle of Venison

March 16th, 2012 I had a really interesting day out yesterday. In the morning I saw the fabulous David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy (thanks to Audrey) and in the afternoon/evening I visited Sean at a stately pile in … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops

August 6th 2011 As a child, lamb chops were always singular and cremated under the grill. As a hungry person with a desire to eat lots of juicy meat, this was quite devastating. Lamb chops are so small, a single … Continue reading

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Boned, Stuffed, Leg of Lamb

July 18th, 2011 The butcher had some boned leg of lamb on special offer, so I bought one to stuff and roast. The bone was removed from the leg without cutting open the flesh and therefore, it had a cavity … Continue reading

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Argentine Steak (Chinese style)

July 11th, 2011 I went to the butchers to buy sausages, but Marek had some really good looking Argentine steaks with Chinese seasoning – I had to buy one. I think there was some chilli, garlic, ginger, rosemary, thyme and a little … Continue reading

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