Category Archives: Potato recipes

The Autumn Collection: River Cottage potatoes dauphinoise with cepes

We had the first frosts this week. Well, the first ones in London. And, though it was wonderful to wake up to such bright, sharp cold, it made me realise how lucky we have been with the weather this autumn. Nothing … Continue reading

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Tartiflette: the après without the ski

At this time of year lots of very smug-looking people get on the Piccadilly Line with huge great long bags, full of their own skis (no ‘renting’ them for the ‘pros’), and for a nanosecond I dream of snow, blue … Continue reading

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Ballymaloe and Patatas (well, what else?!)

Three weeks ago I volunteered at the first Ballymaloe food festival, which took place just outside Cork in Ireland. It was a delight: I saw good friends,  watched many an idol (Claudia Roden, Jancis Robinson, Rory O’Connell), found ingredients that I have never seen … Continue reading

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The Joys of Spain: almendras, tortillas y unas copitas

Recently someone asked me for restaurant recommendations in Andalucía, where I lived for three months in 2009. I had to admit that I had very few, mainly because why, in a land that entertains standing up, not sitting down, at … Continue reading

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The £15 week: sausage ragu with thyme and caramelised onion mash

After Monday’s post I had a Facebook exchange with a friend about how to eat better for less. I mentioned to him that I’d been spending about £15 per week on food, even though I’m staying in, and therefore cooking … Continue reading

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Cold remedy 1: potato soup with crispy bacon and sage

When I have a cold I go through a few ‘food’ stages. In the first few days I need comfort: soothing soups and lots of toast. Then, when I start to feel the tug of recovery and want to kick-start … Continue reading

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Alpine food for Alpine weather: Recipe Rifle’s Tartafin

The snow may have melted but there is apparently more on the way and you could be forgiven for slathering yourself in duck fat, wrapping yourself in foil and getting in the oven to keep warm. I have thought of … Continue reading

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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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Duck parmentier

I’m back! Did you notice I’d gone? Did you know that I was in Port Eliot, then Suffolk, then France then the Edinburgh Festival? What do you mean you had better things to do?! Ah well, me too, but now … Continue reading

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Rib-sticking, warming and filling leek, potato and bacon bake

The oven is your friend I wrote yesterday, even when the washing machine is not. This time last year my roof terrace was being ripped up and replaced to stop it leaking into my neighbours’ kitchen (it started the day, … Continue reading

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