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Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Winter is most certainly upon us, with frosty mornings and log fires. It is just the time of year when I begin to crave comfort food. This rich beef stew flavoured with cinnamon and chocolate was inspired by a classic Catalan dish Estofado de Ternera a la Catalana. A little dark chocolate is added to the stew …

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Baked eggs and Prosciutto with sage butter A perfect way to begin the day. Spoil yourself this coming weekend (or weekday if you’re lucky enough) to a one pot dish of eggs baked in the oven with prosciutto and crispy sage leaves. It is a simple but quite delicious way to cook and serve eggs …

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Sesame and soy duck fillets and green papaya salad Serves: 4 Green papaya is a used extensively in Thai and South East Asian cooking where it is traditionally served as a refreshing salad. The slightly tart quality of the fruit absorbs the sweet salty dressing perfectly, a perfect foil to the richly flavoued duck. 4 …

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    Barbecued chicken with sumac, pomegranate molasses and mograbiah Here I use a whole chicken, butterflied, so it cooks evenly on the barbecue. Alternatively use chicken thigh joints and cook for 10-12 minutes each side. Serves 4 1.75 kg free-range organic chicken 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 tbs …

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