Ingredient Archives: Vinegar

tomato soup

Roasted Tomato Soup — A Fitting Farewell

  Dr Johnson said that when one is tired of London, one is tired of life. From a culinary perspective, I think the same can be said of tomatoes.They have such variety, be it in size, shape texture or flavour that there are few meals that wouldn’t welcome tomatoes. Whether in a Greek salad, a […]

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farrotto with squid and ground cherries

Farrotto with Squid and Ground Cherries; Pickled Watermelon Radish

  I would like to claim credit for coming up with this farrotto dish. I’d like to tell you how the idea of slow cooking farro with squid and slightly sweet, slightly sharp ground cherries came to me in a moment of inspiration. It is a genius combination. But it’s not mine. I had this […]

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Mum's Venison Sausages with Spiced Red Cabbage and 'Mashcakes'

Mum’s Venison Sausages with Spiced Red Cabbage and ‘Mashcakes’

Our last meal was a great piece of pan-roast fish cooked by my father. Carrying on with the theme today we have a great supper of venison sausages and red cabbage made by my mum that needs virtually no preparation and doesn’t get in the way of the evening G&T…

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baked butterfish with sticky rice

Thai Baked Butterfish with Sticky Rice

  To say that our weather has been odd for fall this year is an understatement. Just last week, temperatures hit a record high in the mid eighties (that’s 30 degrees centigrade in new money). And today we have oppressive humidity, dark stormy skies and a tornado warning. One could say that the weather is […]

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Tomato Stew with Cranberry Beans and Chard

Tomato Stew with Cranberry Beans and Chard

This tomato stew cries out for a cool night. It’s a rich, rustic mêlée of beans, tomatoes and chard brought together and given an amazing freshness thanks to its last-moment addition of fresh herbs and vinegar. With a simple toasted rye bread smeared thick with crème frâiche its the sort of thing that will warm […]

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Mackerel and Oatmeal, beets and carrots

Oatmeal crusted Mackerel with Beets and Carrots

I’ve been waiting patiently for a nice piece of mackerel to show up all summer. And so at market this week I was extraordinarily happy when I saw a fillet sitting on ice, waiting for me. It is without doubt my favourite fish and I think one much underrated. Mackerel is a great oily fish, […]

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perilla leaves stuffed with beef and mint

Perilla Leaves Stuffed With Beef and Mint

I picked up a stack of Perilla Leaves from Lani’s Farm without too much idea what I was going to do with them. These beautiful, heart-shaped leaves with jagged edges are the size of a small palm and have a really nice fresh flavour that has hints of mint, apples and even that clove-aniseed flavour […]

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pan fried bluefish

Pan fried bluefish with Sorrel and Tomato Couscous

Today is the first day of the year I could have done with the air-conditioning on. Of course, like most of NYC I haven’t installed them yet so I’ll just sweat it out. It’s a humid, muggy day and the last thing I want to do is spent a bunch of time over a hot […]

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Grilled Asparagus Hollandaise

Grilled Asparagus and Poached Egg with Sumac Hollandaise

I’m not going to lie to you, hollandaise sauce is the fickle beauty of cooking. If it weren’t one of the greatest sauces ever to grace a plate, it wouldn’t be worth the effort. Egg yolk, acid and lots (I mean lots) of butter are held together in a rich, fragile emulsion. It might split […]

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