With Pancetta

Braised Venison and Chestnuts

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich stew that I’ve adapted from a French recipe book that concentrates on rustic country food from south west France. Because food was cooked over an open fire it was easier to have everything in one large pot hence the development of many slow-cooked braised dishes like this. Chestnuts, which pre-dated potatoes, […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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Provencal Roast Lamb

Provencal Roast Leg of Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In theory it’s nearly Spring and time for new season’s lamb. There aren’t many things nicer than a roast leg of lamb. This week we’ve got 2 easy sauces to go with your lamb or kid. Both include plenty of garlic. Provencal Roast Leg of Lamb

Ingredients and Method: Lightly rub olive oil over the lamb […]

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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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