Category Archives: Rice, Pasta, Risotto

Spelt Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Butternut Squash, Chestnuts and Thyme

  There is something rather opulent and indulgent about this dish- despite it being incredibly easy and cheap to make- particularly if you get your ‘shrooms from a market. Unlike regular risotto the stock needn’t be added gradually- but simply … Continue reading

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Easy Seafood: Spaghetti Vongole – Gratinee Oysters – Garlicky Grilled Seafood

I recently spent a lovely weekend in La Rochelle in France with some friends, one Italian and one Frenchman.  A Saturday morning spent in the bustling fish market ended in a perfect afternoon feasting on fresh shell-fish (click here to see photos … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom

Healthy: pearl barley risotto with roasted butternut squash, garlic, goat’s cheese and thyme Now that winter is upon us, for me the silver lining under this grey, wet cloud is winter food- we can all stop pretending to feel fulfilled … Continue reading

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New Year/ Apocalyptic Feed

At the dawn of a New Year you can be certain of several things: Students will mysteriously be looking smarter and shinier than usual for a short while  after the flurry of Christmas presents. There will be some new theory revolving around … Continue reading

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Simply the Pest-o

For my first blog as a student cook I felt it only appropriate to begin with an ingredient that is one of the main, and perhaps often the sole, occupier of the student store cupboard: Pesto…usually found with the obligatory … Continue reading

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