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Recipe: Rabbit and black olive pie

About 10 years ago I ate a rabbit and black olive pie at a now defunct Greek restaurant called Omega in Sydney.  I was reminded of it recently when eating in a different Greek restaurant that had the same thing … Continue reading

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A fine loaf of bread

The fact that I’ve jumped on board the baking bandwagon probably suggests we’re nearing the end of the ride.  But as a pretty competent home cook (if I do say so myself) I have to wonder if this particular trend … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spiced Mutton Pie

It is of course traditional to eat “spring” lamb at Easter.  It has also become traditional each Easter for the bougie food press to point out that spring lamb is not in fact seasonal for eating in spring.  Spring lamb … Continue reading

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Recipe: Duck and Rabbit Rillettes

Some supernatural force must have been trying to tell me something.  Moving house last week I found the following, emptying the fridge and freezer: a duck leg, 3 rabbit legs, and a jar of duck fat left over from a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Black pudding pasties

I had a bit of a light bulb moment the other day.  I was flipping through Niki Segnit’s fabulous Flavour Thesaurus, reading how the author delights in the combination of black pudding and onion, which she claimed works well in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Rabbit with white beans and chorizo

Both my homeland Australia and my adopive England have native creatures that are cute, hop around, happen to be a pest, and make for very good eating.  But whereas in Australia, kangaroo meat is a commercial success, widely available in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Smoked haddock salad

Some time ago I took some leftover kedgeree into work for lunch.  As I was microwaving it a curmudgeonly colleague came into the kitchen and grumbled “what is that, a kipper?”  He made his tea and left, without condescending to … Continue reading

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