Black Truffle

Blown away by a Globular Mass

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Last Saturday at the local market I stumbled across a purveyor…
Shakhshūkha in the Wind

The Shakhshūkha is Blowin' in the Wind

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I haven’t written anything on this blog for a few months or…
Five Spice
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The Secret of Chinese Five-Spice

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The world is host to some of the most incredibly exotic, flavoursome,…
Pudding Mix with Homemade Marmalade

168 Year Old Christmas Pudding

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I have never made a traditional Christmas pudding before. Why?…
India Roadside Food

Indian Bus Ride - Agra to Jaipur

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This is a true story and one of many from my travels in India…
Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes aka Sunchokes

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Opening this series of ingredients is the disfigured but delicious…
White Sourdough Loaf

The Day My Starter Died

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Recently my sourdough starter passed away. Through neglect and…
Parmesan Cheese - Umami
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Umami - A Taste for All

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“I don't know, zhey are my grandfather’s”, was the reply,…
Mirepoix

The Amazing Mirepoix

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How can three humble vegetables have such a profound effect on…
Draining the Octopus after Long, Slow Cooking

Cooking Octopus, Squid and Cuttlefish

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If you have ever had a deep or passing interest into the reason…