Category Archives: Gluten-free

Last of the summer salads: new potato, bacon and parsley

There are ten days of August left and, though it’s not my favourite month, it is still summer. So I am going to spend these almost-two-weeks squeezing in as many warm weather flavours as I can find. First, a hot new … Continue reading

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Wednesday roast: classic two-lemon chicken

Why is it a Sunday roast? Why not a Monday, or Tuesday, or even Wednesday roast? Yes, yes, I get all the likely history and the fact that most of neither have the time or energy to think about a … Continue reading

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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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