Pan-Roasted Cod with a Blood Orange Salad

Tonight’s supper was my interpretation of the wonderful meal I had a Jose Pizarro’s restaurant in the Royal Academy of Arts in March (click here). I was particularly keen to make the blood orange salad, which was so gorgeous. I’ve been buying blood oranges recently from the local Twickenham greengrocer P. Cooper & Sons. It’s […]

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Art & Food: Whistler and Jose Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts

It’s been a while since I’ve had one of my Art & Food excursions into London. I’ve been to the Victoria & Albert Museum a couple of times, and recently to The Courtauld Gallery to see Van Gogh’s Portraits with my friend Annette, who was over from Italy for a long weekend. After seeing the […]

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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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Tostadas – Spanish Breakfast or Snack

It’s been a bit of a shock to my system returning from sunny Spain on Tuesday to find cold and rain and not a sign of summer remaining in London. It’s hard to imagine that just a few days ago I was lying by a pool sunbathing and we were eating outside each evening in […]

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Paella de mi Casa – The Single Gourmet Traveller’s Paella

Rather surprisingly, given how much I love paella and always want to eat in when in Spain, I’d never cooked it, so I decided to put that right. I ordered a small (26cm) paella pan from Amazon, which is the right size for 2-3 portions, and then I was set to go. As I wrote […]

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Bringing a Little of Spain Home: Simple Spanish Lunch

With this wonderful Indian summer and temperatures soaring into the late twenties, it’s quite easy to capture a little of Spain in the garden at the moment. I brought home some wonderful Serrano ham that I bought in the market in Valencia last week (see Day Trip to Valencia), nicely vacuum-packed by the stallholder for […]

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