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    Puntarelle alla Romana

    This winter is all about bitters, citrus and rhubarb for me. It's also special because I encountered my my first ever puntarelle. …

    March 5, 2015
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    Pickled Rhubarb

    Forced rhubarbs are tender and a lot prettier than the summer variety, and are begging to be made into something beautiful.…

    March 4, 2015
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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

    Zürich Oerlikon Market

    View Slideshow [Let the page load completely before clicking to view slideshow.] After a few days in Alsace, we spent a weekend in Zürich with our friends. As always, on my agenda was a…

    January 28, 2015
  • BAKING cakes and sweet bakes CHOCOLATE

    Chocolate Cake

    I have a really good chocolate cake recipe on the blog, but this one’s a classic. The génoise forms the basis of this surprisingly simple cake. Making this reminded me that I don’t need…

    January 26, 2015
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    Market Lunch: Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

    Jerusalem artichokes are one of my favourite root vegetables. These knobby roots are sweet, earthy  and taste like honey when roasted. I first spotted them when I moved to France. I asked a friend…

    January 20, 2015

    Chocolate Ice Cream

    This is the chocolate ice-cream I was talking about last week. The ice-cream base is special. It’s the kind that you don’t pour into the ice-cream maker to churn, but the kind you’ll have…

    January 14, 2015
  • BAKING cookies

    Hazelnut Biscuits

    I’ve been enjoying reading The Complete Nose to Tail lately. It’s not only the fantastic recipes, but it’s Fergus Henderson’s writing that’s kept me hooked. It’s eloquent with an unmistakable British wit. And the…

    January 7, 2015