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  • The Great Oxford Mince Pie Haul of 2014The Great Oxford Mince Pie Haul of 2014Into Oxford – mainly for a haircut and a wander up to Little Clarendon Street o have a nose around Oddbins. Behind the hair salon in
  • More Photos from the Railway MuseumMore Photos from the Railway MuseumPerhaps the oddest but unique location for a spot of wine tasting – between the carriages and engines in the open air bit of a Spanish
  • Boulangerie in ChablisBoulangerie in ChablisEarly morning in Chablis; an early wander before the full onslaught of the days wine tasting tour. A feeling that ‘some’ exercise was required after three
  • The Food at ScarfesThe Food at ScarfesBeing a bar the attention, at least for a wine/drink writer, is on the drinks – for a special occasion the cocktails at Scarfes come highly
  • Majestic Cafe OportoMajestic Cafe OportoThe last half hour or so before heading to Oporto airport; I’d requested a chance to try the national speciality the famed nata (custard tart) and
  • Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceLeek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceA house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff
  • Old El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleOld El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleI read blog post earlier in the week that basically lambasted food snobs. The crux was the guilt felt when attempting to live up to the
  • Decorated Waitrose Christmas CakeDecorated Waitrose Christmas CakeOk so the piping isn’t what you would call professional. The verticals are certainly not spaced evenly and frankly it really doesn’t resemble the envisioned final
  • A Recipe for Mums Fish PieA Recipe for Mums Fish PieFrom the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probably
  • Mince Pie Taste Test 2013Mince Pie Taste Test 2013A Mince Pie Tasting held in 2013. Mince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow on
  • Waitrose Christmas Cake KitWaitrose Christmas Cake KitWho would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the open
  • International Food Photography DayInternational Food Photography DayMy hard drive has a folder labelled ‘unused’. Within a host of photographs intended to illustrate posts that haven’t yet seen the light of day. Some
A Recipe for Mums Fish Pie

A Recipe for Mums Fish Pie

From the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probablyRead More

Andrew
22 Dec
Mince Pie Taste Test 2013

Mince Pie Taste Test 2013

A Mince Pie Tasting held in 2013. Mince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow onRead More

Waitrose Christmas Cake Kit

Waitrose Christmas Cake Kit

Who would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the openRead More

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Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea Sauce

Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea Sauce

A house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff

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A Recipe for Mums Fish Pie

A Recipe for Mums Fish Pie

From the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probably

Read More

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

A little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was a

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Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

I’ve made loads of dishes from Cicchetti and Other Small Italian Dishes to Share. This dish though, Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham, is perhaps my

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