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August 2015 COTM: The New Spanish Table & My Kitchen in Spain - SEAFOOD, POULTRY, MEAT, GAME

I'm right there with you in the sitting on hands, Joan! These reports are killing me!

May 2012 COTM: Food of Spain and Moro The Tapas and First Courses Thread

Next time you're in London, I'm pretty sure you will find it at Brindisa in Borough Market.

2 days ago
greedygirl in Home Cooking

Go-to cookbooks for "must impress" dinner parties

Gosh, I'm really not organised enough to do this!

Go-to cookbooks for "must impress" dinner parties

Exactly. My dinner parties are always relaxed, boozy affairs (as I'm sure you can imagine!).

5 Days in London before heading off to Paris. I need help!

You need to think about locations and what you really want to see, sights-wise. Your current plans will have you spending most of the time on the Tube. London is a very big place and it can easily take an hour or more to cross town. For example, Medlar is not particularly near any Tube, and a hell of a long way from your hotel.

Jul 20, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

You guys are making me glad I live in London. I can get bottarga pretty easily. And Valpolicella!

Solo in London in September

There's also PopBrixton - a container park thing not far from Brixton Village - which has loads more options. I'm told the posh fish and chip place is v. good.

Jul 20, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Cambridge and London June 2015 Report - 1 of 3

Me too!

Jul 06, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

I'm interested in Anna Jones' new book, A Modern Way to Cook, which is out mid-July. I also see that Nigel Slater has a third volume of his Kitchen Diaries coming out in the Autumn.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Roll out those lazy crazy days of summer, July 2015 edition! [old]

My suggestions:

Morito by Sam and Sam Clark
Seasonal Spanish Food by Jose Pizarro
Jose Pizarro's Spanish Flavours (I really like this one)

April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

Brilliant! Thanks.

Jun 30, 2015
greedygirl in Home Cooking

April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

I'll bite. How does one roast nuts in the microwave? I need to know this trick!

Jun 30, 2015
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August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Other Books and Online Recipes

It's pricy on AmazonUK too - must be out of print.

Jun 28, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Honey & Co's baking book is out. I had a quick peruse in the bookshop at lunchtime - looks good.

DUNLOP March Cookbooks of Month: Vegetables and Bean Curd

Ha! It will definitely be an improvement on my current, 12-year-old Liebherr, which gathers water in the bottom - and is now missing its door handle!

Jun 25, 2015
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DUNLOP March Cookbooks of Month: Vegetables and Bean Curd

When I get my new, humoungous American-style fridge freezer (as soon as I've emptied my current freezer some more), I am going to do the same.

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

And mine. Anything with Campari or Aperol to be honest. I am in Vienna ATM where they also love their orange drinks. I had Aperol ice cream today!

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

Sloe gin is lovely! The homemade stuff is best, but you can buy commercial versions now in the UK. You should get a bottle the next time you're here.

Jun 12, 2015
greedygirl in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I so didn't need it, but couldn't pass it up. So pretty and such a steal.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

My best find was an intact vintage Luneville Old Strasbourg dinner service, six settings, complete with serving plate, bowl and gravy boat, for £10 from a car boot sale! It's this pattern.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-find-VIN...

June 2015 COTM: VERDURA - Side Vegetables and Desserts - pp. 245-300.

In British English, frying = sautéeing.

Fried or sautéed - looks yummy!

June 2015 COTM: VERDURA - storecupboard recipes, antipasti, salads - pp 27-106

I lived in Moscow for a year some time ago and Russian salad was the only thing that was reliably served in restaurants in that post -Soviet era. It really is a Russian dish afaik, but is also really popular in Spain. I struggle to eat it these days -- too many memories of bad meals in dodgy places! Mr GG really likes it though.

June 2015 COTM: VERDURA - grilled bread and sandwiches, soups, pasta - pp 107-185

I made the bean part of this dish without the bruschetta, as a quick side dish for pan roasted sausages. I used a jar of giant white beans, untrained. The mash was a bit loose so I should have probably drained the beans a bit first, but was really delicious and went well with the sausages (pork and black pudding from the farmer's market, yummy). Quick, easy, healthy, tasty - a winner!

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I got a pretty pristine second-hand copy of Verdura in the post today. A penny plus shipping. I haven't had much time to spend with it yet but am looking forward to getting acquainted.

Six Nights in London

I spotted a Moroccan restaurant tucked away in Fitzrovia the other day, round the corner from work on Cleveland Street. It's called le Menar and looked promising.

May 29, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Six Nights in London

The other place you might be interested in btw is Portland, which is just round the corner from work. A relatively new opening, and haven't been yet, but told by uberhound limster that it is very good.

May 26, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Six Nights in London

If you like those flavours, I would recommend Honey & Co on Warren Street (if you haven't already been!). I may be wrong, but I have always thought of Momo as one of those restaurants you go to for the "scene" rather than the food.

May 26, 2015
greedygirl in U.K./Ireland

Six Nights in London

Borough is definitely a market, and the biggest in London. Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time. Nearby is Maltby Street, which is more of a "locals" market.

I recently really enjoyed my lunch at Florence Knight's small plate restaurant in Soho, Polpetto. You are also staying near Duke's Hotel, which is justly famous for its martinis. Momo is a blast from the past - I haven't heard it mentioned for years!

May 26, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I don't even know what a cloud reader is!

*luddite*

May 25, 2015
greedygirl in Home Cooking

June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Just don't order the ebook edition! The formatting is so horrible I just returned mine to Amazon and wrote a review on their site (which I never do). I noticed there's another, recent review saying the same thing, and speculating as to whether the publisher has even looked at what they're selling! I will have to go down the used route too...

May 25, 2015
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