Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tongue in chic and Salsa Verde

This is the last post for this month which was dedicated to beautiful catastrophes of the Zorba kind that can happen even in the most professional of kitchens.  Today’s catastrophic element is the way I went about making ‘salsa verde’ to accompany boiled tongue. I … Continue reading

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On a Roll (Part 2) – Stove Braised Lemon Veal

Part two of the tale of what befell yon blogger in part 1. This is all about how to make a veal roast in a pan on the stove top.  The reason I made this veal roast is because it … Continue reading

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On a roll – Oven Baked Veal Pouch Dinner (Part 1)

On February 3rd, the beginning of the Chinese new year, our friend Elena who has been working with us for almost ten years received formal confirmation that she was indeed pregnant and we said we would organise a dinner to celebrate this … Continue reading

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Pasta e Ceci

The thing about home cooking is that sometimes one has to cook in other people’s homes.   My mother is quite catastrophic on this account and maintains that it’s better for a blind person to cook in his/her own kitchen … Continue reading

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Hey Mango, Mango Ita-li-ano

Mangoes will forever remain for me an exotic fruit with delicious proustian associations of when I was a child growing up in the Indian Subcontinent.  Somehow, it just doesn’t seem ‘right’ to be buying mangoes in Italy.  So I really … Continue reading

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Ay ay Popeye! – Pan-cooked Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

If you click on the George Mateljan Foundation’s The World’s Healthiest Foods website  (www.whfoods.org) … you can learn a lot.  There is quite a craze in raw foods at the moment, probably all justified too, but I distinctly remembered reading, when … Continue reading

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Ushering in the New Chinese year of the Rabbit

Life is what it is, and ‘It’ is what it is, and there is always much to learn and be grateful for and last year was indeed, from many a point of view, a very important one for me and for … Continue reading

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