Month: October 2014

Maremman Gastronomy, Simple and Genuine Cuisine

Maremman Gastronomy, Simple and Genuine Cuisine

The word Maremma instantly brings to mind endless green spaces, vast pastures, vineyards and olive groves constellating the landscape.Those who have never been there imagine a place where time has stopped, the typical habitat of the buttero, that is to say a shepherd on horseback, the Italian version of cowboys. […]

Steak With Bamboo Shoots In Oyster Sauce

Steak With Bamboo Shoots In Oyster Sauce

I’ve loved bamboo shoots for a long as I can remember, probably from childhood when we’d eat Chinese takeaway in the 70’s. Their crunchiness and ability to blend beautifully into most Chinese dishes makes them very popular, especially in this house. When we’re cooking Chinese food at home there is […]

Game On Pigeon Pie

Game On Pigeon Pie

Pigeons and doves constitute the bird clade Columbidae, that includes about 310 species. Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and have short, slender bills. This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones. In general, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used somewhat […]

Pastirma Pide

Pastirma Pide

Pastırma, bastırma or basturma is a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef of Anatolian origin, which is now a dish in the former Ottoman countries. Like the Cossacks in Russia, Turkish horsemen in Central Asia used to preserve meat by placing slabs of it in pockets on the sides of their […]

The Art Of Making The Perfect Sausage

The Art Of Making The Perfect Sausage

It’s true, British Sausage Week is coming up. From 3rd – 9th November British Sausage Week will be celebrating the quality, flavour and diversity of the Great British sausage, banger, snaggler or whatever you choose to call these meaty delights. The humble sausage is a firm favourite in homes up […]

Meat Free Monday – Ful Medames

Meat Free Monday – Ful Medames

I absolutely loved this dish when I tried it in Cairo during a holiday to Egypt. The Egyptians cook a lot with oil and lemon and cumin and ful medames is no exception. Ful medames or ful mudammas, or simply fūl, is an Egyptian dish of cooked and mashed fava […]

Soupe Dragon- Kabanos and Kale Soup

Soupe Dragon- Kabanos and Kale Soup

Today we are looking at one of my all time favourite dry sausages, Kabanos. I can never work out which I love best, the smoky undercurrents or the hit of caraway seeds. All absolutely scrumptious. 45Kabanos (plural: kabanosy) is a Polish long, thin, dry sausage are made of pork or […]

Birria Des Res

Birria Des Res

Birria is a spicy Mexican meat stew often served during festive periods, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, weddings and birthday parties. Originally from Jalisco, it is a common dish in Mexican food outlets. It is served with corn tortillas, onion, coriander, and lime wedges. It can be […]