NaBloPoMo 2007

If life gives you leftover roast lamb, make lamb Stroganoff!

November 23, 2007

One of the great things about winter is that all of a sudden I have develop a craving for heary stews and chunky roast joints of meat.  Somehow, these just don’t seem to be appropriate in the summer, but as soon as the weather turns chillier they take on a whole new appeal. Apart from […]

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Vivat Bacchus

November 22, 2007

I recently attended a San Lorenzo tasting dinner at Osteria Dell’Arancio and had the good fortune of sitting next to the charming and extremely well-travelled restaurant critic Andy Hayler.  We discussed all sorts of things but, unsurprisingly, the conversation kept returning to food.  Andy mentioned that despite the huge population of South Africans in London, […]

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November 21, 2007

As I have mentioned before, nothing will endear you to me faster than cooking for me.  Much as I love cooking, there is something so wonderful about coming home from a long day at work, letting yourself into your front door to escape the frosty night outside… and being greeted by the rich scents of […]

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Seabass stuffed with fennel and olives

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Regular readers of this blog would be forgiven for thinking there’s something fishy going on here…  This is not the frst but the second whole fish recipe I’ve posted in about a week.  Clearly, I’m on a roll. Either that or I’m: a) too stingy to buy prepared fillets; or b) too lazy to fillet […]

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For the love of pasta…

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I read recently that photography is the only form of visual art where you don’t consciously add elements (“shall I give David a fig leaf?  Naaah, my wrist is sore – leave him naked!”) but rather consciously have to exclude them.  You point your camera at a room full of people and it’s up to […]

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Mushroom, Mozzarella and chive omelettes

November 18, 2007

Another lazy weekend, another lazy lunch.  My mom never insisted that my brother and I help her cook.  Of course, we always had to help with laying the table and doing the dishes, but she was happy to do the actual cooking herself.  (I used to think she was just spoiling us, but the older […]

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Chocolate, prune and armagnac cake

November 17, 2007

Being a food blogger affects your life in a number of ways.  One day you wake up and find that: *  you haven’t used your telephoto lens in six months because you are always taking photos of food with your macro; *  you realise that all your holidays for the past year have been planned […]

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