Category Archives: oil

the buyer’s guide to olive oil

Here’s a guide to buying olive oil from Jamie’s Italian. Do you spend a long time thinking about what olive oil to buy? Is it what’s on offer? Or do you find the flavour too strong? Personally I always keep two types of olive oil in the cupboard: one all-purpose olive oil for frying and cooking which doesn’t have a strong flavour, […]

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november round-up

stuffed ballotine of turkey

This is a round-up of bits and pieces, favourite things from November 2013 and other odds and end I’ve been sent to cast a critical eye over. Roasted veg chilli: the month kicked off with something a little different: BigSpud on video! In co-promotion with VoucherCodes, watch me cook a vegetable chilli. Frying Tonight: I tried out a couple of […]

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Regular readers of this recipe rolodex may be quite surprised to learn that I’ve never made my own mayonnaise. One more reading of Nigel Slater’s Appetitenagged at me to do so, so I did. I was wary of the whole splitting thing but luckily did not encounter any of the emulsion demons. I gathered about half a dozen different recipes […]

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