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Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Makes about 15 I don’t know what it was that made me want to make these, but it has been a long term plan.  I had some delicious croquettes at Fino the then sister restaurant to Barrafina in London: crisp … Continue reading

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Crispy but Moist Chicken

So how is it that you make chicken skin crispy, but the meat moist and soft almost like it has been poached? Well the answer is to fry it and then poach it. Yes, sounds daft I know but it … Continue reading

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Pizza with Basil, Mozzarella and Proscuitto

How many times have you heard it?  ‘You can make pizza quicker than it can be delivered, and it will taste better!’ I suppose that all depends on where you live, and if you like a Chinese-chicken-ham-pineapple-pizza (alright, let’s be … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brownies

Trust me, I’m not searching the world for recipes that are a heart attack on a plate, but sometimes things are just too good not to try. Brownies (more about their history below) are one of those wonderful food creations … Continue reading

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Lamb Chop with Borlotti Beans

It’s wonderful, spring lamb gambolling around the countryside. It is even better on a plate, quick fried and then put in the oven, accompanied by borlotti beans, tomatoes, peppers and anchovies. It is a smoky sweet, almost mid-eastern side dish; … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Apples and Sage

Pork is much maligned. People still overcook it, making it more suitable for soles of shoes than the table. You can cook good quality pork to medium rare and live to tell and even write about it. I talk about … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries, especially in muffins. Maybe I just love muffins more, I don’t know. Anyway, the combination of the cake-like texture and sweet pop of blueberries is irresistible. Better than that, they only take twenty-five minutes or so from … Continue reading

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