Category Archives: Pork recipes

Thomasina Miers’s chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

It took me a long time to get into Mexican food. As a student my distinct memory was of acres of chilli con carne and dried-up refried beans; not the most appetising combination. Then in the States, home to some of … Continue reading

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Fuchsia Dunlop’s red-braised pork recipe

Possibly one of the most embarrassing conversations I ever had was about Chinese food at a Society of Authors‘ ‘young’ (i.e. under 40…) drinks party. I was talking to someone I had just met and bitching about how Time Out‘s … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming 2: One by Florence Knight

Before I bang on about this amazing book, and urge you to buy it for all your foodie friends, can I just ask you to pause and admire the perfect alignment of that photo in the header? That happens so … Continue reading

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Ballymaloe and Patatas (well, what else?!)

Three weeks ago I volunteered at the first Ballymaloe food festival, which took place just outside Cork in Ireland. It was a delight: I saw good friends,  watched many an idol (Claudia Roden, Jancis Robinson, Rory O’Connell), found ingredients that I have never seen … Continue reading

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£15 week: can it be done and how does chorizo and cider help?

£15 then, a possible feasible budget for two people for a week? Well, yes and no. Yes, because I made four main meals: a) sausage ragu, b) this risotto (not recommended; overwhelmingly rich and salty), c) this cheese soufflé (ALWAYS … Continue reading

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The £15 week: sausage ragu with thyme and caramelised onion mash

After Monday’s post I had a Facebook exchange with a friend about how to eat better for less. I mentioned to him that I’d been spending about £15 per week on food, even though I’m staying in, and therefore cooking … Continue reading

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An Indoor Party Hog Roast

Where have I been? I wish I knew the answer to that. But I’m back! The last three weeks have been a whirl of deadlines, visits and visitors and, for the first time in years, I had a party. And, … Continue reading

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Turning a dullard into a diva: a pork chop transformed

Pork chops; not very exciting are they? Now, a lamb chop, even when it is simply grilled is a thing of beauty already but then throw in some feta, lemon and thyme and, well, it is completely wonderful. It helps … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: Odd Bits and pork rillons

Pork belly, as far as I am concerned, is one of the most interesting meats to cook. I am partial to a nice blue steak, preferably a French pavé cut served with a slab of melting Roquefort and some really … Continue reading

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Glorious, sticky, weeknight pork belly

Yes I know it’s not a lovely photo. But then pork belly, like most cheap cuts of meat, is untidy to look at, a bit lumpen to handle and unlikely to win a beauty contest compared to a fillet steak or … Continue reading

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