Posts Tagged “cheese”

Almond-rolled Goats’ Cheese

Almond-rolled Goats’ Cheese

From BBC Food   Watercress comes into season in April, when its peppery flavour will work in contrast to the rich goats’ cheese.   Ingredients For the beetroot 250g/10½oz fresh beetroot salt and freshly ground black pepper 75ml/3fl oz olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar   For the goats’ cheese vegetable oil, for deep frying…

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Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 2 We’re proud of the hard work we’ve done to continually raise our standards for raising farm animals. For example, while federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pigs, we also have these standards: no antibiotics ever, vegetarian diet, raised on family farms and not restrained in…

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

From BBC Food   Try Rick Stein’s recipe for a classic, creamy carbonara. Ingredients 400g/14oz dried spaghetti 175g/6¼oz piece smoked pancetta, rind removed 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped handful flatleaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 3 large free-range eggs, beaten 50g pecorino sardo maturo – mature, Sardinian pecorino grated salt…

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Irish Cheddar Potato Bites

Irish Cheddar Potato Bites

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 This occasion-worthy side dish serves as an appetizer for parties, too. If you’re serving a spiral-sliced ham as the main course, remove a little bit from it ahead of time for this recipe, or feel free to use beef brisket or broccoli in place of the ham. Ingredients…

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Parmigiano Reggiano – a cracking good cheese – travel review

Parmigiano Reggiano – a cracking good cheese – travel review

If we are sent on a mission to buy a flavourful hard cheese we will likely want to buy Parmigiano Reggiano. If we are looking for parmesan cheese its possible we won’t get Parmigiano Reggiano but an inferior cheese with an Italian flag on the packaging. It’s the same issue with balsamic vinegar and even…

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Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

We have many cheese choices in specialist shops and even our local supermarket. Gouda can easily be overlooked. It seems to have been with us forever and we don’t even notice it anymore. The first mention of this cheese dates from 1184, making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still being…

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Around Gouda – travel review

Around Gouda – travel review

Gouda is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland. It’s an historic town which was granted city status in 1272 by Floris V, Count of Holland. Most tourists will know Gouda cheese but might not even realise that there really is a town of the same name, which has more to offer…

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Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta

Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta

From BBC Food   This chicken recipe is easy and impressive: it’s perfect for a dinner party.   Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 4 tbsp cranberry sauce 300g/10½oz gorgonzola cheese 24 slices of pancetta Italian olive oil salt freshly ground black pepper   For the green bean salad 4 handfuls green beans ½…

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Cheese “Steak” Pizza

Cheese “Steak” Pizza

From Stop and Shop   Sides: Serve with a spinach salad topped with a light vinaigrette. Dessert: Finish the meal with angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and low-fat cool whip. Wine Pairing: A firm-bodied wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with this dish.   Ingredients 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust 1 lb…

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Beef and Cheese Ravioli

Beef and Cheese Ravioli

From Stop and Shop   Ingredients 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese ravioli 1 pound ground beef 2 cans (14.5oz each) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, undrained 2 cups or more lightly packed fresh baby spinach 1/2 to 3/4 C. crumbled feta cheese or grated Parmesan cheese (optional) sliced black olives (optional)  …

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A Passion for Cheese by Paul Gayler – review

A Passion for Cheese by Paul Gayler – review

A Passion for Cheese is another classy book by Paul Gayler. The visual delight is supplied by, once again, Gus Filgate and his camera. The book offers us more than 130 ways to cook with cheese but it also enlightens us about cheese making, choosing and storing cheese and what wine might work best. I…

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Whisky & Cheese Matching at the Athenaeum – bar review

Whisky & Cheese Matching at the Athenaeum – bar review

This was our first visit to this most charming of central London hotels. Its location is hard to beat, being on Piccadilly and between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner Underground stations. It graces a plot opposite the aforementioned Green Park and extends that theme of verdant lushness to its very walls. Yes, The Athenaeum…

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500 Cheeses by Roberta Muir – review

500 Cheeses by Roberta Muir – review

Cheese! The savoury equivalent of chocolate. Yes, it offers similar emotions to so many people – craving, greed, joy of tasting and guilt. It’s one of the foods, along with chocolate, that weightwatchers least want to give up. We cook with it and eat it fresh – there are our traditional favourites but lots more…

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Simon Kerr: A Manchester Lad and Paški Sir – interview

Simon Kerr: A Manchester Lad and Paški Sir – interview

We have heard of Manchester, and it’s no surprise that there are lads from that fine city living in Croatia, but who is Paški Sir? It’s not a man but rather a hard-textured, distinctive sheep milk cheese from the Croatian island of Pag, and it’s the most celebrated of their artisanal cheeses. The unique flavour…

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The Cheesemonger’s Tales by Arthur Cunynghame – review

The Cheesemonger’s Tales by Arthur Cunynghame – review

Sounds as though it should be a chapter from Chaucer. Probably lots of Anglo-Saxon expletives and doing something rude with milk. Well, no. The Cheesemonger’s Tales is just a thoroughly good read with no need for a PG rating. It concerns the life of a cheese and wine man, and here lies the strength of…

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World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt – review

World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt – review

It’s days like this when I think that being a cookbook reviewer is the most marvellous occupation. I have been presented with 350 or so pages of unadulterated and odorous delight. Every page I view increases taste-bud activity to the point where a triangle of something in silver foil will just not cut the mustard….

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Paneer Snacks by Tarla Dalal – review

Paneer Snacks by Tarla Dalal – review

Hasn’t food in the UK come a long way? We now know what an aubergine is. Most of us enjoy trying new dishes, and Indian food is now our most popular cuisine. Yes, paneer is now to be found in almost every supermarket cheese cabinet. Our culinary horizons have expanded from the traditional meat and…

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Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford – review

Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford – review

This has got to be in my top ten books reviewed this year. If you love cheese you will not only like this book, you will need it, use it and probably take it with you on weekend trips away. Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford is a veritable encyclopaedia of our finest cheeses. Irish…

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