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Farinata

I’ve been looking for some rye flour to go with the strong wholemeal flour in my cupboard for several weeks, in order to make a sourdough starter. However, as you know, there is an acute shortage of flour on the … Continue reading

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Rabbit en Confit

The word confit comes from the French verb confire, to preserve, which in turn is from the Latin conficere, to complete, do, finish, make or prepare. Most foods can be preserved as a confit by cooking at a low temperature … Continue reading

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Arroz de Faisán y Conejo (Pheasant and Rabbit Rice)

Many people think that Paella (pie-eh-ya) is the Spanish national dish (along with slightly lesser known, Arroz a Banda and Arroz Negro), however, they would be mistaken, because these rice dishes all hail from the province of Valencia. The Moors … 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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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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Beef Cheeks

July 1st 2011 I was delighted when I walked into the butchers and they had about a dozen beef cheeks (also known as ox cheeks) on special offer. They weighed about half a pound each, so I bought two. Beef Cheeks … Continue reading

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Roast Cockerel

12th June, 2011 I roasted one of the happy chicken (see here) on Sunday – I was expecting cockerel to be a bit tough, but since it was only about 4 months old I thought I should try roasting one … Continue reading

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Chorizo Bread

May 31st, 2011 I started off with the idea of making coca, a popular type of flat bread from the Balearic Islands (similar to a thick pizza dough with a flavoured topping). Then I looked at focaccia, because I wanted … Continue reading

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