Category Archives: Delia Smith

From Lot-et-Garonne to N7: gratin Dauphinois gets an upgrade

For a long, long time I was a purist about gratin Dauphinois both in terms of how I cooked it and when I ate it. As far as I was concerned, it only had six ingredients — potatoes, garlic, milk, cream, … Continue reading

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Delia’s moussaka…no, no don’t go. You want this recipe, honest!

My very first recipe book was The Pooh Cook Book, which I got when I was 11. My name, address and school form (1P2 if you were wondering) are written in blue ink inside the front cover but otherwise the … Continue reading

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Riverford’s butternut squash and sage risotto

I recently had dinner with a friend who declared that she could never cook risotto properly. And, as we discussed the different methods at the table two more of us disagreed on the timings involved, on the reason for the … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato, garlic and goat’s cheese tart

Tons of tomatoes, a bit of forgotten puff pastry left over from last week’s anchovy tart and plenty of herbs on the balcony made me start thinking about another tart. And it seems I’m not the only one: both David … Continue reading

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Self-sufficiency salad with caramelised onion, rocket and goat’s cheese

WTF is two months old today and I have learnt an awful lot in that time, an awful lot about how easy it can be to eat well every day and how a little bit of planning can turn a … Continue reading

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For the days when…puttanesca recipe

…you want summer sunshine and there is only rain. …you’re so late home from work that even the cats won’t speak to you. …you’d quite like to go out for a drink but you’re too tired to organise it. …you … Continue reading

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Puy lentil salad with goat’s cheese, spinach and pine nuts

Comfort food isn’t something I often associate with the summer. It’s a description I tend to use for sausages and mash, roast dinners and bowls of soothing Thai chicken soup. But sometimes I crave a particular taste, a particular combination … Continue reading

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