Author Archives: Louise

Angela Hartnett’s one-pot lamb ragoût

The Italians seem to have stolen my heart. Or, at least, my kitchen. Everything I cook at the moment seems to be from Rachel Roddy or Giorgio Locatelli and, now, here is another Italian-inspired wonder. Don’t let the Michelin-starred name … Continue reading

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Rachel Roddy’s chicken thighs with citrus and olives

Here’s a tip: buy yourself some chicken thighs, an orange and lemon, some good green olives, a bit of fresh oregano (or dried, if that’s all you can get), salad and potatoes on your way home. Then follow the prep … Continue reading

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Pasta! Or how a little Trullo crab could make your week…

In seven years of this blog, pasta, the ultimate ‘daily solution to an eternal problem’, has only ever featured as a footnote to recipes designed for use with gnocchi. Thirteen years ago, thanks to a very stressful job (180 newly branded … Continue reading

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On the Side’s PSB with tarragon: put it in the centre!

On the Side, by Ed Smith, is a book that most foodies I know have heard of but it may not have reached people who are not immersed in cookbooks every day. Which is a shame because it is quite, … Continue reading

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Raspberry Bakewell cake

I’ve always thought that those who live in consistently hot climates must simply never bake. A friend, who is a great baker of cakes, lives in Granada, Spain and I once asked her how she managed to bake anything when … Continue reading

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Shove-in-the-oven chicken with tarragon and tomatoes

I have my lovely friend Tony to thank for this. He was on his way to cook for a crowd a few weeks ago, and came clutching a copy of this recipe from the excellent Three Good Things by Hugh … Continue reading

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The Summer wardrobe: Rachel Roddy’s green beans (no ham)

The fashionista’s greatest joy, it always seems to me, is an outfit that can be up- and downgraded; ‘for day and night’, I think is the phrase. I have never understood this concept with clothes (do people really change at … Continue reading

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