Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tofu and spring onion omelettes

Tofu is something I rarely eat, except in a Szechuan or Cantonese restaurant, mainly because I have no idea how to cook it. But, having noticed a) that the Chinese supermarket on the corner stocks three different types, b) that … Continue reading

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Pop-up dining and poetry: a marriage made in heaven or recipe for divorce?

Pop is my least favourite word in the English language (why ‘pop’ something into the oven when you can ‘put’ it, why ‘pop’ out when you can go out?) but, strangely, ‘pop-up’, at least when applied to restaurants, is one … Continue reading

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Tom kha kai: spicy coconut soup

On the blackboard in my kitchen there is a list. I call it my ‘eat up’ list because it details most of the perishables in my fridge (I’m not so anal as to list butter and milk…). I use it … Continue reading

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Smoked mackerel dauphinoise

Can you remember the days before the internet? When recipes came in magazines and cookery books or from friends? ¬†When there was no ‘forward slash’, ‘point com’ or ‘punto com’ to be spelled out? I can and I have fond … Continue reading

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Thai green curry recipe: all the way from Chiang Mai

I am very very fond of Thai green curry. I don’t care that it’s a bit old hat, or that there are more interesting, and probably authentic Thai dishes to cook and eat. It perfectly combines just enough spiciness with … Continue reading

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Tiny kitchens and a tiny recipe

I have lived in many many places but only twice have I lived in places with really large kitchens. One of them was big enough to waltz around: the butcher’s block looked like a toy in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Perfect fried rice

After last night‘s very northern, wintry food, I wanted something different tonight, something that would use up the leftover cooked chicken yet taste completely fresh. I was, as ever, expecting a lot. At first I thought of risotto but that … Continue reading

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