Paccheri with Cod, Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Hazelnuts & Pangrattato

One of my favourite restaurants in London is Bancone and I’ve been to it a few times since it opened in August last year. The first time I went I had this amazing paccheri and cod dish that I loved so much, I had it the second time too. I’ve often thought about trying to […]

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Seafood Pasta Sauce

My daughter Nicola has been visiting for 3 days with my youngest grandson – 6 months yesterday – and it’s been great to spend time with them. We both love fish and with an excellent fishmongers just down the road in central Twickenham, fish has twice been on the menu. On Monday evening I made […]

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Pan-fried Sea Bream with Griddled Radicchio, Courgette & Tomato

It’s not so long ago I wrote about the difficulty of buying radicchio but then I recently discovered a large display of it in Wholefoods in Richmond and so I’ve started buying it regularly again. Italians will say that Treviso tardivo is the best kind of radicchio but the kind most commonly found in UK […]

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Pan-Roasted Cod with Salmorejo & Crispy Serrano Ham

Inspired by my recent trip to Granada, I decided to make some salmorejo today. Salmorejo is very similar to gazpacho and both are traditional Andalusian dishes, so I saw them on most menus while in Granada. Salmorejo more specifically is a dish that comes from Córdoba, a city I’d love to visit as well, but […]

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Black Squid Ink Pasta with Salmon & Slow-roasted Tomatoes

I love salmon and try to eat it once a week, not only because I like it but because it’s full of healthy fatty acids so is good for me. I always buying organic as the poor salmon has been much abused by the fish farming industry in recent years and most specimens are chemically-infested, […]

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Baby Squid Stuffed Sorrento Style

I’ve been enjoying looking through the wonderful The Silver Spoon: Naples and the Amalfi Coast book that my friends Jane and Terry gave me for my birthday just over a week ago. Even if you don’t want to cook anything, it’s the most glorious book to look through and read. However, one of the recipes that […]

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Penne with Salmon & Arrabbiata Sauce

I was cooking for just myself tonight and took a portion of organic salmon out of the freezer in the afternoon to defrost. I eat salmon about once a week. Partly because I love it and partly because it’s a great source of healthy fish oils. I do always buy organic though as some of […]

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Sea Bass en Papillote with Tomatoes, Herbs & White Wine

Sea bass is one of my favourite fish. Known as bar in north and west France and loup de mer in the Mediterranean; branzino or spigola in Italian; lubina in Spanish and zackenbarsch in German, it is generally thought to be one of our finest fish. It has quite a delicate taste and although I chose to […]

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Turbot Roasted with Potatoes & Tomatoes

One of the reasons I started the My Week in Food series was because I was increasingly finding that I had an idea for something to cook for the blog – only to discover I’d done it a couple of years earlier or even four years ago, as happened last night. In the end my turbot dish […]

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Roast Cod with Gremolata & Garlicky Tomatoes

I was working near Richmond Bridge this afternoon and when I finished, I decided to walk across the bridge into the town centre. Partly to do some shopping but also because it’s just one of the loveliest parts of London and with the sun shining, the sky clear blue, I didn’t want to just go home but […]

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