Turkish Eggs with Vegetable Ragout (Menemen) & Homemade Flatbread

I was a voracious reader as a child. I remember when, aged 8, I was ill in bed with mumps, my mother was severely challenged by my relentless demand for books. I would get through two or three a day: books like The Secret Garden, the Heidi books, the Jennings series and What Katy Did. Books I came […]

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Nicola’s Turkish Birthday Dinner

How special occasions are celebrated in our family is closely linked to food and thus a discussion may be started weeks before the actual event. Where shall we go? What will be cooked? Last year I took my daughter Nicola to the Cinnamon Kitchen to celebrate her birthday and its proximity to Christmas meant we […]

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A ‘Casa Moro’ Meal

Jonathan and Lyndsey were coming for an evening meal on Good Friday. I’d been thinking of trying a baccala – Italian for salt cod – dish for some time, having eaten wonderful creamy mantecato in Venice. Mantecato is an emulsion of salt cod (first soaked for a day or two) with olive oil. It’s mixed […]

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