Author Archives: Louise

Perfect midweek one-pot wonder: Ottolenghi’s barley risotto

I didn’t think I’d get the chance to post this any time soon, since summer seemed to have arrived and cooking anything more than one’s own skin felt like far too much faff. But then the floods replaced the sunshine … Continue reading

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My new granola, via Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

I first wrote about granola here in 2010, and for the last eight years this is the only one I have made. It remains delicious, simple and quick, all essential qualities for any recipe. However, in recent months, thanks to … Continue reading

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The Modern Cook: Anna Jones’s baked ricotta with cannellini beans

Christmas is coming and, as is my wont, I like to recommend a few good cookery books for those who are short of ideas, for themselves or for their food-loving friends. I wear several work ‘hats’ and one of them is … Continue reading

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All Sorrows are Less with Bread, but Nigella’s chicken helps too…

I’ve been rather busy for the last six weeks and both cooking, and blogging, have been very low on my agenda. Why? Well, if you have read this blog often, or for a few years, you may remember that about … Continue reading

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Uyen Luu’s pork belly with coconut milk and greens

It’s rare that I make a recipe more than once in a year; I am renowned for reading new ones whilst eating something I have never tried before, and yet there are probably only twenty things that I repeat. Which … Continue reading

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Giorgio Locatelli’s beef stew with peas and potatoes

Cold, isn’t it? I turned the heating on for the first time this week and I didn’t once feel guilty about how early in September it was. And, when the light dips along with the mercury, my thoughts turn to … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s Blueberry and Peach Cake

I’ve not been cooking, or baking very much recently. There was the small matter of having to move out of my flat for three weeks whilst it was redecorated, then there was a heatwave which never inspires me to go … Continue reading

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