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Entries from August 2008

Sourdough Fiasco

August 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Ok, so we now have our sourdough starter sitting ominously in a jar at the back of the fridge gently seeping brown water. Time to make some bread. For a recipe I turn to the Observer Organic Allotment Blog and follow their elaborate and long-winded instructions to the letter.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Disaster · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Making a Sourdough Starter

August 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you believe the hype (well in my narrow Guardian reading world anyway) everyone in credit crunch UK is now an artisan baker spending their precious downtime in the kitchen fashioning crusty bloomers and squeezing out granary torpedoes. Generally (and childishly) if I find myself on a bandwagon I have the irrestable urge to jump […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Rosemary Focaccia

August 10th, 2008 · 9 Comments

On Saturday we went to a rain-drenched Oxford and had lunch at the highly recommended Branca Restaurant. Before tucking into fried calamari with lemon and chilli dressing followed by a big fat skate wing with scallops and mash, I soaked up the house red by nibbling away at some fine rosemary focaccia. So fine in […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Pullum Frontonianum (Chicken a la Fronto) – Part 1

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The following (lengthy) request came from the archaeologist sister of Blogger D, we’ll call her Potkicker T: ‘Ok, here’s the culinary challenge … for my lecture in September I wish to distract the audience as much as possible with nonsense and pretty pictures. So, to make it a bit more lively I want not just […]

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Tags: Chicken · Main Course · Roman

Marrow & Goat’s Cheese Gratin

August 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This weekend’s planned camping trip to Whitstable had to be cancelled because of the shitty and weirdly biblical weather we are having this summer. So I found myself on a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of August wanting nothing more than to curl up on the sofa in a dressing gown and eat comforting wintery […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Vegetarian