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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Red Snapper with Fennel, Chick Peas and White Wine

Some days are days of excess, and no amount of early morning gymming can mitigate them. The Sussex County Fair was once such day.

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Salmon with foaming hollandaise sauce

Englishness continues as baby Emily is christened in the Parish Church in front of adoring family, friends and a set of great grandparents.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is a quick cook tomato-based chicken stew. Essentially you make a tomato sauce, then cook chicken pieces in it and tip in a drained can of beans towards the end of the cooking time. But, in a rewarding … Continue reading

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Black Witches’ Hair Spaghetti with Sea Monster Sauce

Without the title, it’s squid ink pasta with seafood sauce, but whenever I look at black spaghetti I see witches’ hair. Sometimes I eat this with garlic olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese – in which case I … Continue reading

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Red Snapper with Chick Peas, Fennel and White Wine

I love the pink iridescence of red snapper, and its opal white flesh. It just seems to me such a beautiful fish that it makes me happy to buy it and cook it on purely aesthetic grounds. The fact that … Continue reading

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Perfect New Year for 8

New Years Eve is a time for elegance and extravagance. It’s pretty much the only dinner party of the year where black tie doesn’t feel like a crazy dress code. And much as I usually like to mix low brow … Continue reading

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Autumn Risotto with butternut squash and Madeira soaked golden sultanas

Ingredients (serves 2) 1 cup of rice 3 cups of hot stock (approximately) 1 cup of white wine 1 medium onion ½ cup of parmesan cheese (grated) ½ butternut squash 1tsp dried rosemary ¼ cup golden sultanas 1tbsp Madeira 2 … Continue reading

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Risotto with roasted tomatoes

The magic of risotto is the love – you spend 20 minutes of your time on something, you’re putting love straight into it. It’s hokey, but it’s true. Or if it isn’t true, it ought to be. Ingredients (serves 2) … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Oranges

This is a dish that keeps on giving through the week. Here’s my thinking: Roast the chicken today and let the warm spiced cinnamon and sweet oranges make the kitchen smell like something out of the Arabian Nights. Eat some … Continue reading

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Mussels in white wine

This meal could be cooked in a galley on a boat, and could also be cooked on a gas ring on a beach while looking at boats, or in a kitchen to evoke a beachy, boat-y atmosphere. Mussels, rich in … Continue reading

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