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    Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

    I joined a cookbook club in London yesterday. A lovely little informal group where everyone brings a book they’ve read and a little something to eat. I made my vanilla brown butter madeleines and…

    February 6, 2015
  • dinner

    Pistachio and Pecorino Pesto

    I’d forgotten just how much I love this roughly chopped up “pesto” made with fresh parsley, pungent garlic, toasted pistachios and a good, salty pecorino. All of this is brought together by a grassy…

    September 8, 2014
  • dinner FRANCE Paris

    Moules en Papillote

    Many months ago, I was a stagiaire at a fantastic little restaurant in Paris. The food was classical,  and the kitchen packed with copper ware. I helped on the line with the appetizers and desserts …

    July 11, 2014
  • dinner

    Eating Alone

    I’m a lazy cook when it comes to cooking for one. I’ll go to great lengths to cook a meal when I have company, and even take a three hour drive to break bread…

    April 18, 2013
  • dinner Paris

    Ajiaco + Patacón

    It’s holiday season and all of our friend’s are heading back home to celebrate Christmas and this means there are dinner parties and potlucks every other evening. A few days ago we were invited…

    December 24, 2012
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    Caramelised Garlic Tart

    You know what I wish I was familiar with sooner? Caramelised garlic. Gently blanched. Slowly cooked. Sticky with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Fragrant with rosemary and thyme. Almost candy-like garlic. A dear friend…

    December 14, 2011
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    Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

    You can probably tell that I have a huge fig fixation looking at the number of photos of it that I clicked at La Boqueria. I love how they look – deep purple with…

    October 14, 2011