Category Archives: Gluten-free

Salbitxada…or tomato and almond pesto by another name

Is this easy? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. Unpronounceable. Without a doubt. But I would just concern myself with the first two; you need to know what it tastes like not what it sounds like. Salbitxada comes from the Valls area of … Continue reading

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Sublime sorrel sauce for salmon

My health has recovered and with it my hunger and, as is often the case after a few days of enforced fasting, I want certain things. Like, and I know it’s odd, salmon with sorrel sauce. Sorrel isn’t something easily … 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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Tortilla de patatas: a proper Spanish omelette

They have something called a tortilla francesa on café menus in Spain and anything less French I have yet to see. Flat like a pancake, usually cooked to complete dryness, it has none of the fluffy, yet rich lightness I … Continue reading

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Tagliata or Steak, Rocket and Parmesan salad recipe

Tagliata means ‘cut’ or ‘sliced’ in Italian and there are many variations on this recipe which, at its base, is a rare steak, sliced up and served with salad and a lemon, garlic and Parmesan dressing. Jill Dupleix creates a … Continue reading

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Courgette and Tomato Tian recipe

Courgettes and tomatoes are now in season and therefore cheap and this tian is a truly easy and delicious way to cook them both. Tian, as I mentioned last week, is the Provençal word for an earthenware dish and, if … Continue reading

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Rozanne Gold’s Chicken with Crème Fraîche recipe

Some friends came to dinner recently and they were a tad early…early enough for me to lose my last half hour and therefore for them to lose their dessert. As we sat around the table post the lamb tagine, I … Continue reading

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Lamb mini-burgers with tapenade and feta

Summer’s back! We sat out on the balcony listening to the sirens of Finsbury Park last night, with barely a thought of turning the heating back on. I said barely. And with the welcome rise in temperature comes the promise … Continue reading

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New new potato recipes

Sometimes you can mess too much with a good thing. I love new potatoes. Whether served hot, cold, steamed, boiled, fried or baked, in a salad or on their own, I find their taste both fresh and soothing and, like … Continue reading

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Spinach and raisin tian recipe

All that Tesco’s shopping has sent me kicking and screaming to the South of France, at least in terms of recipe ideas. A tian, according to Larousse Gastronomique is ‘an earthenware ovenproof dish from Provence…used to prepare all kinds of … Continue reading

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