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Cookery School - Part One [Jul. 14th, 2009|10:13 pm]
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smtfhw
Cookery School - Part OneCollapse )
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Cookery School [Jul. 13th, 2009|10:43 pm]
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On Saturday, because my friends are very wonderful indeed, I spent an amazing day at the cookery school at le Manoir where, among other things, I made pasta from scratch for the first time ever...

I'll have a lot more to say about it later this week when I have time but for now there are dozens more photos here...
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The great 2009 German roadtrip... The meals! [Jun. 28th, 2009|09:42 am]
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A recent roadtrip to Germany led to some excellent meals... well, we did use the Michelin guide to garner local recommendations!

We were working at Hockenheim over the weekend, and The Michelin Guide, when consulted the week before, suggested a couple of restaurants nearby in Ketsch (about three miles away), so I booked one for Friday and one for Saturday. And a very good thing they proved to be too.

Restaurant Hirsch, Ketsch, Baden-Wurttemburg, GermanyCollapse )

Gasthaus Adler, Restaurant Stecker, Ketsch, Baden-Wurttemburg, GermanyCollapse )

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Hotel Moselschild, Oliver's Restaurant, Urzig, Rheinpfalz, GermanyCollapse )
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Food in Dresden and Berlin - Part 2 [Dec. 17th, 2008|01:39 pm]
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For anyone in interested in two more days of gastronomic indulgence, please read on!

Sunday, DresdenCollapse )

Monday, BerlinCollapse )

For more food photos you can go here for the Caroussel, here for the breakfast room of the Hotel Suitess, and here for the Traube.

For a full description of the touristy stuff, Day 3 is here and Day 4 is here.
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Hong Kong and Macau Dining [Nov. 28th, 2008|08:34 am]
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Hong Kong and Macau GastronomyCollapse )

Macau non-food photos are here while the Hong Kong photos are here. Pictures from the Intercontinental Grand Stanford are here.

Work (motor racing) photos are here, here, here and here. Additionally, anyone interested in what happened during the race can go here or here for reports.

If you’re interested in other details of the trip, then my LiveJournal has full reports.
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Quail [Oct. 4th, 2008|04:47 pm]
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I used the wrong tag in my last post.  Quail - even two quails - is not a main dish. One is a snack and two are a starter - but absolutely delicious.
I slow-cooked them, but I suppose that you could steam them or grill them in a large Foreman's - mine isn't big enough not to crush them.
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Rabbit and quail [Oct. 4th, 2008|09:07 am]
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Tesco is selling chopped rabbit and whole quails. Sadly, the rabbit hasn't much taste, but it isn't as completely tasteless as Waitrose Chinese rabbit used to be.
We haven't cooked the quail yet
Any ideas?

"Got an onion?" asked Mr Toad, about cooking rabbits.
Or was it the boy in Picts and Martyrs?
 I am so tired of peeling and chopping onions, and Tesco has so-called fried onions in tins. Obviously, they are like no onions I've ever fried - they are not crisp and there are no charred bits - so would be no use in a fry-up - but a whole tin made the small packet of rabbit taste quite oniony.
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Laksa - quick and dirty [Mar. 31st, 2008|06:30 pm]
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Tonight I experimented with a jar of commercial Laksa paste. The soup was the jar of paste, a 500ml container of coconut milk and about the same of water plus seasoning to taste with fish sauce and lime juice. I threw in half a packet of fish balls, half a packet of tofu puffs and a couple of handfuls of bean sprouts. I cooked 200g of rice noodles. I stuck about a quarter of the noodles in a suitable bowl (about the size restaurants use for pho) and topped up with soup. The quantity I mad amounted to four bowls worth. It was good and really did taste like Laksa.

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Smoked haddock chowder [Mar. 16th, 2008|06:48 am]
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This is so easy I'm almost embarrassed to post it but it was very tasty!

500g smoked haddock fillet (preferably undyed) cut into small chunks
6 large potatoes, cubed
2 onions, diced small
2 x 341ml cans of corn, drained
3 litres milk
butter
salt and pepper

Saute the onion gently in the butter until soft
Add the other ingredients and bring to a simmer
Cook until the potatoes are cooked
Season to taste

That's it!

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Lasagne [Mar. 8th, 2008|02:25 pm]
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The bear and lemur more or less piscatarian experiment continues. I haven't eat mammal or bird since last Saturday night.

Today I'm riffing on the theme of a vegetarian lasagne I cooked a few weeks ago. The layers are:

tomato sauce (1) and grilled eggplant
fresh pasta
"green" sauce (2) and roasted peppers

repeat for total three pasta layers and top with Parmesan.

(1) Just a touch spicy. I used one chipotle and one New Mexico pepper in 2x28oz cans of tomatoes worth of sauce.

(2) 2 bunches of spinach, blanched, a the leaves from a largish bunch of basil, 500g ricotta, some extra virgin olive oil, 5 cloves garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg all whooshed to a puree in the food processor.

This should get about half an hour in a hot oven.

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