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The Trick of Chicken and the Brick

The trouble with chicken is … that we no longer consider it ‘special’.  It is fairly cheap to buy, unless it has been raised properly and fed organic feed and what have you, and it is to be found in … Continue reading

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Florentine Crepes: Crespelle alla fiorentina

When, a few weeks ago,  favourite son came to visit from London, I asked him, as one does on such occasions, what it was that he would like me to cook for him.  Favourite son is well aware that I … Continue reading

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Crespelle with Spinach, Ricotta and Taleggio

Now that we all know how to make ‘crespelle’ (thin pancakes just like crepes) — see ‘The Peerless Pancake’ post — and now that we all know how easy it is to make bechamel — see ‘The Queen of Sauces’ … Continue reading

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A spinach appetizer with salt cod quenelles and fried polenta cubes

I don’t normally do ‘fiddly’ but now and then it’s fun.  I was inspired by a recipe I saw in a book dedicated to spinach but didn’t have half the ingredients with me at the time — and so came … Continue reading

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