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Category Archives: Recipes

Aligot – mashed potato that will kill you (but it’s worth it).

We went to Paris for a few days last week, and ended up in La Petite Perigourdine for dinner. It’s a corner restaurant, a few hundred yards from the tourist hotspots near Notre Dame on the left bank, and we chose it because it looked busy with local people. The food was great – the […]

Wintery pasta

Now that it’s getting distinctly autumnal, I’ve been trying to recreate a pasta sauce I had in an Italian restaurant in Berlin a few years ago. No idea if it’s authentic Italian – it has a central European flavour – but it’s easy to make, and very tasty. Ingredients 500 g diced beef – stewing […]

Recipe – chicken cassoulet

I had a quick dinner at Le Pain Quotidien on the King’s Road last week. I chose the Chicken Cassoulet, and found it rather uninspired. So this weekend, I made my own version. It’s inspired by the Jamie Oliver “Essex cassoulet”, but perhaps a little easier. Enjoy. Serves 3 – 4. Ingredients: Chicken legs, thighs […]