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  1. Food and Wine Matching - April 2020
    Posted On: April 1st, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - April 2020

    As my springtime travel plans have disappeared in a puff of Covid 19, and I'm going to spending a lot more time with my family, I am truly grateful for television streaming services. If one can't actually voyage and experience different cultures and cuisines in person then the next best thing is watching someone else do it. My 'go to...
  2. Food and Wine Matching - March 2020
    Posted On: March 3rd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - March 2020

    In common with many, our household is trying to eat less meat these days and I have found myself cooking and consuming more mushrooms in search of a satisfying savoury umami hit this winter. One dish in my repertoire that I have revived to good effect is mushroom risotto. Risottos were a staple of my younger years being both cheap...
  3. Food and Wine Matching - February 2020
    Posted On: January 30th, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - February 2020

    A Simple Mid-week Fish Supper   Ingredients (Serves 2): 2 x cod loin steaks 250g of baby leaf spinach 250g of drained & pre-cooked green lentils 1 x small white onion – finely chopped 2 x cloves of garlic 4 x slices of Parma ham or prosciutto 1 x un-waxed lemon Olive oil   On busy weekday evenings I favour...
  4. Food and Wine Matching - January 2020
    Posted On: January 2nd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - January 2020

    Gallic Garlic and Herb Chicken   Michel Roux Junior is justifiably renowned for his contemporary take on classic Gallic cuisine at his world-famous, 2 Michelin starred temple of gastronomy Le Gavroche in Mayfair. He can however turn his hand to altogether less 'cheffy' cooking and it was from him that I gleaned this recipe for a simple mid-week supper.  ...
  5. Food and Wine Matching - December 2019
    Posted On: December 2nd, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching - December 2019

    Oranges are the Only Fruit   The problem with writing a seasonal monthly food and wine article is that it can get repetitive - so if you want to know how to 'devil and pull' a turkey you'll have to look back through our archive or invest in a copy of Jane Grigson's wonderful 'English Food'. In the teeth of...
  6. Food and Wine Matching - November 2019
    Posted On: October 31st, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching - November 2019

    Roast Lamb Steaks with Broccoli, Chimichurri and Gratin Dauphinois This month's entry is, I concede, a questionable cross-continental mish-mash but I had been living out of a suitcase for ten days on a buying trip and it was what I fancied cooking and eating. I didn't refer to any texts so my quantities and timings are approximate.     Chimichurri...
  7. Food and Wine Matching – October 2019
    Posted On: October 1st, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching – October 2019

    Poulet au Citron Now that my beloved (and vegan) progeny have departed to their seats of learning and the proverbial nest is empty (and tidy!) I look forward once more to roast chicken. I favour a simple recipe with lemons, for which I think Marcella Hazan is the fons et origo but I have cooked this so many times it...
  8. Food and Wine Matching – September 2019
    Posted On: September 3rd, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching – September 2019

    I have previously praised Rukmini Iyer’s ground-breaking ‘The Green Roasting Tin’ for the variety of its recipes and their ease of execution. That said, Ms Iyer, like most of her profession, is disingenuous about some of her prep times. ‘Ten minutes’ might be viable with a sous-chef but I need at least quarter of an hour for anything that involves...
  9. Food and Wine Matching – August 2019
    Posted On: August 1st, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching – August 2019

    Veg Every Day A recent trip to visit my octogenarian progenitress in Devon found her enthusing about a newly-acquired cookery book, the latest addition to an extensive library that dates back to battle scarred early editions of Robert Carrier and Elizabeth David. The volume in question was yet another offering from fellow Devonian, environmental activist and author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall entitled...
  10. Food and Wine Matching – July 2019
    Posted On: June 28th, 2019

    Food and Wine Matching – July 2019

    For various reasons my household is consuming much less meat these days but meaty fish, like tuna or swordfish, is a welcome ingredient when any committed vegetarians are absent. Griddled Tuna Steaks with Mexican Rice and Tomato Salsa . Mexican Rice: Olive oil Spanish onion x 1 Garlic cloves x 2 Long grain rice x 200g Vegetable stock (hot) x...

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