Tag Archives: Ham

Boiled Ham with Sylvaner

For some reason, even people who don’t bother with the seasons keep pork for the winter, yet boiled ham with fresh vegetables is a delightful summer dish. The fattiness and richness of the ham is minimised by this method of … Continue reading

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Ham Salad and Two Rieslings

It was a big joint of ham and the weather remains mild so the salads continue. Tonight’s was distinguished by a Waldorf salad, a particular favourite of mine. I had been looking for an opportunity to try some Rieslings and … Continue reading

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Ham Salad & Sylvaner

The previous day we had boiled ham with lentils which I last mentioned on Christmas Eve. With it we drank Pinot Gris. Tonight, with the cold ham D produced a combination of potato salad, beetroot, carrot rapé and leaves. We … Continue reading

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Does Alsace Produce the Best Alsatians?

We were having our traditional Christmas Eve ham with lentils, baked onions and celeriac. I have written about this before (link) and my preference for an Alsatian Pinot Gris to accompany it. Tonight was an opportunity to try variations on … Continue reading

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A Winter Ham Salad with Sylvaner

“Do not , I beg you, subscribe to the English habit of serving boiled potato with salad” said Elizabeth David. Agreed, but she wrote that in the 1950s when people did that in summer.  Winter salads are a different game … Continue reading

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Ham with Lentils and Baked Onions – Red or White?

Another simple and robust dish that takes some work but does not require refined skills, nor fancier tools than a sharp knife, big pans, a baking tray and a sieve. If you can’t manage that why are you reading this … Continue reading

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