Monthly Archives: February 2011

Roast Pork and a 2005 Burgundy

We often go for Beaujolais with roast pork, but this time I wanted to push the boat out a bit and try one of my 2005 red Burgundies. This was St Aubin Rouge 2005 by Marc Colin et Fils. I … Continue reading

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Weekend Treat, Salmon and Pouilly-Fuisse

The meal is a bit of a treat, though a fairly frequent one. Salmon is baked in a crust of puff pastry with chopped fennel, crème fraiche, chervil and spring onions (or this time chives because they, like the chervil, … Continue reading

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Spicy Lamb and Fitou

D wanted to try a recipe of Sky Gyngell’s for a small leg of lamb served with harissa, which is a hot North African paste. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try robust peppery wines and I … Continue reading

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Winter Salad of Roast Beef with Alsace Wines

Sunday’s roast means we are able to follow up with salads of beautiful pink cold roast beef. Don’t dare use the disparaging word ‘leftovers’ for the intelligent and economical policy of planning to get three or four meals out of … Continue reading

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Roast Beef and Rioja

It’s Sunday, it’s winter, it’s roast beef. What better? I don’t need to expand on the meal, the only question is what to drink. With roast beef there is a very wide choice. Our usual preference is claret, but today … Continue reading

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Lamb Stew with Vinegar and Aubergines plus Rhone Vintages

‘Stew’ is understating it a bit; this is a Claudia Roden recipe from Lebanon, not easy, but worth it at a weekend. Tasting as she went along, D scaled back the vinegar to a less challenging level, but otherwise didn’t … Continue reading

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Halibut in Creamy Pasta Sauce with White Burgundy

The recipe is by Husseyin Ozer, chef/proprietor of the Sofra restaurants. He is Turkish and this is another of those wonderful dishes that uses Mediterranean ingredients to produce a combination of tastes unlike any other. Though the main constituents are … Continue reading

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