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My home-made Saffron Risotto – Risotto alla Milanese

For all that Risotto alla Milanese is a classic, I don’t often make it.  Indeed, time was when I’d buy a packet of Knorr’s ready-made risotto (in which the rice wasn’t even proper carnaroli or arborio rice, now that I … Continue reading

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Seafood Paella

Like so many women who decide to go forth and multiply, there came a point in the life of my friend Nieves Alberruche  when she became known, or ‘identifiable’, as the mother of her boys F. and R.  at the … Continue reading

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Soup Series – Salad Soup

What can be nicer or more welcomed than a nourishing hot soup when the weather is really cold?  Repeat: cold. So highly-held in my family’s culinary tradition was the conviction that soup is incomparably good for one, that we had … Continue reading

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Fishing for compliments part 4 – The sprucing up of cauliflower cheese

As I wrote in part 1 of this fish-centred odyssey, when I was at the fishmonger’s buying the fish, I knew that at home I had ‘a great big leek’ as well as some cauliflower. Now, I know that cauliflower … Continue reading

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