Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet, that most classic of classic French peasant dishes. It’s beans, meat and fat, what could be more simple? Well if you’ve ever read the full recipe for a traditional on in the bible of French cooking Larousse Gastronomique, you’ll know it’s far from simple, encompassing numerous steps and hours of cooking. Beautiful as a…

Leftover Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Soup

Ingredients (Serves 8-10) Leftover roast Turkey Leftover vegetables (optional) – chopped Leftover stuffing (optional) Leftover gravy 2 largish onions – diced Celery (optional) – chopped 6-8 cloves garlic – sliced Extra Vegetables (parsnips, carrots etc.) – chopped into bite sized pieces Chicken Stock/Water 1-2 Glasses of White Wine (optional) Sea Salt Pepper Olive Oil Rosemary…

Food Crimes - Bananas

Food Crimes - Bananas

In this, the second in the series, of food crimes, banana dishes of the 1950s take centre stage. The first article on jelly and jelly set salads is here. So back in the 1950/60s my grandfather was a pilot for BOAC (BA these days). As was then typical by nature of the job, he’d go…