Monthly Archives: July 2011

RTFR: Ottolenghi’s Kosheri

Do you remember how, at school, you were always taught to read the instructions before starting an exam? You know the sort of thing: ‘You may lose marks, and even fail, if you don’t bother to find out what you … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s baked feta with thyme

In the winter I often bake some cheese; the likes of Vacherin Mont D’Or lends itself beautifully to being shoved in the oven whole, with a bit of white wine poured over it and then eaten with bread or potatoes, … Continue reading

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Arancini…sounds grander than the reality

What do you make with leftover risotto? Arancini of course. Or fried risotto balls to the unitiated. I almost never have any leftover risotto so this was a first for me but, since I’ve been working on a Sicilian cookbook … Continue reading

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Bill Granger’s citrus risotto with prawns

More lemons today, and a wonderful way to lighten and brighten risotto. Love it as I do, I sometimes find the butter-cheese overload a bit much. Not often, I grant you, but enough to be interested by Asian-inspired versions like … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi’s roasted aubergines with saffron yogurt

When I want a new idea for the relatively mundane, I turn to Ottolenghi. Whether the chef, the restaurant or the cookbooks, it is, for me, a name synonymous with reinvention, particularly of vegetables. There is no limp lettuce or … Continue reading

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Gremolata or how not to waste a lemon

I have always loved lemons. When I was little, so I am told, I used to grab any little piece of one and suck out the juice. I still do it now because I love their sharp taste, the way … Continue reading

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Herb and butter pasta sauce

For the nights when you are hungry for more than toast, but beyond cooking, this is a perfect solution. All you need is some butter, some fresh herbs (I confess, I got mine from my window ledge, but every supermarket … Continue reading

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