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D.I.Y. Taxidermy

October 31st, 2012 Last night a went to see a fantastic D.I.Y. Taxidermy lecture/demo/performance by artist Charlie Tuesday Gates in a dark cellar at The Book Club. The event was sold out in advance and people were turned away at the door! … Continue reading

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Pan con Tomate

August 15th 2011 Pan con Tomate is a very simple, yet extraordinarily delicious way of serving bread with a meal. In Cataluña, where it originates, all meals come with tomato bread (pa amb tomàquet – the Catalan name), instead of plain old … Continue reading

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Roast Lamb

October 3rd, 2010 Roasting Lamb is fairly simple and probably easier to get right than the gravy or roast potatoes. In this country, most of the lamb which you buy in spring comes from New Zealand, because our lambs are … Continue reading

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Mexican Spicy Crickets

September 5th, 2010 Whilst on a food shoot yesterday, somebody turned up with a jar of Mexican Spicy Crickets. I was intrigued and delighted to find that they are quite crunchy and flavoured with chilli, garlic and lime. The crickets … Continue reading

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Stock

August 19th, 2010 Basic stock recipe: Onions Celery Carrots 6 pieces of garlic A pinch of sea salt 12 black peppercorns 2 Bay leaves Parsley Rosemary Sage Thyme The quantities depend on the size of your saucepan, vegetables and how … Continue reading

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Pastry

August 16th 2010 Pastry is considered to be quite difficult to make and cold hands are prized as good for the art. I read a delightful book called Countryman’s Cooking, by W.M.W. Fowler, containing fantastic tips and recipes for cooking … Continue reading

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