Category Archives: Party recipes

The twelve days of Kickstarter: mini Flamiches

At Christmas, actually at any time that you are having a party or entertaining and need speedy ingredients and ideas, ready-rolled pastry is your friend. And, though I might be tempted to make shortcrust, since it is so little work, … Continue reading

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The twelve days of Kickstarter: mini-Gruyère cakes

A ‘cake’ in French is, confusingly, not what Anglo-Saxons might call a gâteau. It is usually a loaf shape for a start, sometimes served at breakfast and, often savoury not sweet. The first one I ever made, for example was a … Continue reading

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The twelve days of Kickstarter: salmon rillettes

If you have read my last post, then you will know that I have launched a cookbook publisher. As I write this, I have twelve days to go on a Kickstarter campaign to reach my goal of £24000 which will pay … Continue reading

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Dukka: party food par excellence

The weather is changing, my heart is lifting with it and my thoughts are turning to entertaining. Well, actually, they’ve already turned that way since I had my London Loop companions round last night and some of my Antic Disposition … Continue reading

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Roquefort, walnut and raisin bread

This is a very selfish post. I made this bread yesterday and, despite the fact that it’s not dinner, or a meal, or anything you’re likely to make after work, I am still blogging about it because I want the … Continue reading

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Wines of Chile and a Chilean pebre

A few months ago Stella and I did a tasting with Spanish wines; I’m sure you can imagine how much I hated that. It was a great success, particularly since food-matching with Spanish wines is such a joy. And so … Continue reading

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Fast Festive Treats, including Deserve-To-Be-Famous Rarebit Puffs

It’s that time of year, the time when you can’t move for cocktail sausages, smoked stuff on blinis and small, overpriced battered things in boxes of 12. But there is another way, a homemade way and although you may scream … Continue reading

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