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MTT: Creamed Leeks

November 26, 2012
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ย Confession: I have not been to a supermarket since Hux was born. Whilst this is undoubtedly good for the soul it is simultaneously bad for the wallet, as both our villages’s Co-op and Tesco Express are more expensive than the huge supermarket down the road. The farmers market is lovely but it’s so easy to get so carried away with the organicness of it all that I find myself with an excess of kale or purple sprouting broccoli that will…

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MTT: Garlic Oil

July 17, 2012
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Do you remember about 4 or 5 years ago, when Pizza Express had those vouchers for 241 pizzas all over the internet? We used to meet our friends there after work most Fridays and have a night of Pizza and wine. And this is when my serious garlic obsession began. I always ordered the same pizza, the La Reine, and the discovery of garlic oil as an addition to itย was a revelation. I’d drip it alllll over the pizza, save…

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MTT: Chips Two Ways

September 7, 2011
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Will tells me it’s bad form to judge a restaurant by the chips they serve as it’s so subjective, but I do. Every time. Not ordering fries in a restaurant is a rare occurrence for me (my preference: French Fries. Thin cut, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside) and I will return to an eaterie just for the chips. I love them. My current top three chip vendors are, in no particular order: – Malmaison, Farringdon: come with…

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MTT: Thyme and Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms

July 26, 2011
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It’s a bit of an obvious statement, but once I discovered fresh herbs at the age of 22 or so (and I don’t just mean some limp Basil sandwiched between mozarella and tomato or chucked into spag bol) my cooking was revolutionised. Herbs bring the most wonderful flavours to the simplest dishes, raising them up a level from “mmm” to “OMMMMMMMMM”, and I was amazed it took me so long in my food journey to figure that out. I suppose…

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MTT: Boston Baked Beans

July 19, 2011
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Does Barbecued food contain Umami? I’m not sure, but these barbecue-ish Boston Baked Beans do have a taste that makes me want to simultaneously smack my lips, say “yummmmm”, smile, and rub my belly in a very contented manner. They really are that delicious and moreish. I’d like to point out that: 1. They’re cooked with Pork Belly 2. They contain brown sugar AND treacle 3. They are cooked for 4 lovely hours 3. LOOK AT THAT PHOTO Need I…

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MTT: Panzanella

July 12, 2011
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There have been a couple of new additions to my Life List this week, one of them being ‘do a foodie tour across Italy’. As much as I wholeheartedly love Greek food, to me the Italians do it with more finesse, variation, and most importantly, wine. I’m going to start my Italian food journey by taking my dad on a birthday Italian cookery course soon (what? He couldn’t go alone!), and until then I have some Burrata (which I would…

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