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Chablis and a Take Away Dilemma…

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It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.

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Oh, please… have a heart…..

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One of the exciting things about Farmer’s Markets is picking up unusual hard-to-find meat from the farmer who is doing the producing. Walthamstow has some very interesting meat, [… More …]

A Jack to catch a Mackerel

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There is an excellent fish stall at the Walthamstow Farmers Market, Sea Fayre, fish very fresh, up from Dungeness. Not very cheap, but then fresh fish never is.

So I was astonished to find a fish I had never seen before at an astonishing price of £1 per fish. Horse Mackerel. Or Jack. Or [… More …]

Fish & Rice #2 – Prawn, Pea and Leek Risotto

Risotto with Prawns, Leeks and Peas

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I am rather partial to a nice risotto, especially one with something fishy in it. It can be as luxurious as you wish (lobster, crab, fresh clams, scallops, exotic fish all come to mind…) or relatively simple, using whatever you have to hand in the fridge or freezer. This is a good standard [… More …]

Fish and Rice #1 – Kedgeree

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Did I tell you that apparently I have gallstones? That would explain the nasty pain running in a straight line from my breastbone to between my shoulderblades then… 🙁

Lots of things are making my innards play up, mainly red meat and anything fatty. But Fish and Rice seem pretty safe. And there really [… More …]

East London Food Heroes – Forman & Field, E3

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H Forman's Smoked Salmon

 

I love fish. Especially smoked fish. And I love salmon. So faced with a pack of smoked salmon, I am in seventh heaven. It was [… More …]