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Smoked Cauliflower Soup

There are some meals that just linger in the memory. One such I ate in Paris a couple of years ago with a friend. We’d booked ourselves into Les Papilles on Rue Gay-Lussac. It operates a single menu. You get … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig and Goats Cheese Quiche

Hey – a quiche, is a quiche, is a quiche, right? Absolutely. Except when it’s an excuse for a discussion about masculinity. Let’s put that aside long enough to talk about fresh fig and goats cheese quiche for a moment. … Continue reading

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Roast Pepper, Tomato and Garlic Soup with Smoked Paprika – Recipe

It’s been a while since I posted about food.  Actually there are a few things I want to write about but I’ll start with what’s fresh in my mind. I’m something of an instinctive cook. I probably find easiest those … Continue reading

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Comfort food 1: Goat’s Cheese Spaghetti

I have made mistakes in my life. Food mistakes. I’m not proud of them but I guess that’s how we grow as human beings; by ordering the wrong stuff in restaurants and bearing the scars of the trauma as trophies … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Beer (or Pudding)

Pub landlords; they’re a rum bunch aren’t they.  If they weren’t I doubt Al Murray would have been able to make a career out of sending them up. Well I had one of those Al Murray moments, a couple of … Continue reading

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Apple and Green Tomato Chutney

One of my favourite old Sussex terms is ‘brencheese friend.’  A brencheese or ‘bread and cheese friend’ is a friend who’ll stick with you whether you feed him a feast or share with him your simplest provisions.  Likewise a true … Continue reading

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Bagpuss Pudding

If you get it into your head that cooking is difficult then it will be.  Of course if you’ve bought yourself a copy of the Roux Brothers on Patisserie and don’t just want to gaze at the pictures then it … Continue reading

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