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Roman Oxtail and Cous Cous – Fusion, Confusion and Creativity

When I hear or overhear people enthusiastically call themselves ‘creative’ cooks, I confess that, unless the person in question is young (under twenty) I tend to shudder inwardly; outwardly, I try to change the subject of conversation if need be. … Continue reading

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Tails you win – La Coda alla Vaccinara

“Coda alla vaccinara” is Oxtail cooked the Roman way, the way of the Testaccio area, where the abbatoir used to be and where poorer people, for centuries, only had access to the cheapest cuts of meat … including the tail … Continue reading

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