With the temperatures fixed at around 30 degrees for the past month or so, we’re living on iced soups. Here’s a selection, with recipes.
Chicory, the cool kid on the winter salad block, with recipes
Bitter winter leaves: three chicory recipes
Elizabeth David understood all too well the dangers of good soup, complaining of the temptation to accept second – even third – helpings for fear of ruining your appetite for the rest of the meal. The best plan (especially after the Christmas excesses, ouch) is to give soup pride of place – it’s a meal… Continue reading The Dangers of Good Soup
Actually not. But it’s kind of fun, and tradition in Mexico dictates that this is the way to go, and who am I to quarrel with tradition – especially of the Mexican variety. In fact, what stops guacamole going brown – oxidising – is the exclusion of, erm, oxygen, i.e. air. Harold McGee explains it… Continue reading Does burying the stones/pits in your guacamole stop it going brown?