Tag Archive: duck

DIY dinner party with Silver Bell

I love hosting dinner parties, and generally cooking and preparing food, whether it’s for myself or for friends. But I’ll admit, sometimes it can be a bit tiring. Thinking about what to make,… Continue reading

Simple green salad with walnut and avocado, doused in mustard vinaigrette

My birthday party was all about the duck (’bout that duck), so I didn’t want to spend too much time or effort on the first course. This salad is very light, incredibly simple and tastes… Continue reading

Roast duck and roast vegetables (as part of the Gressingham duck party)

The centerpiece, the crème de la crème, the reason this dinner party came about… The Duck. Provided by Gressingham Duck and prepared by the Swindian, it was truly a masterpiece. The best thing… Continue reading

Garlic and chili green beans (pre-birthday Gressingham duck-fest)

These beans are a combination of my garlicky green beans and the green beans in mustard seeds. They can easily be made the day before and then microwaved, or you can make them on… Continue reading

Pre-birthday Gressingham duck-fest: Home-made red wine gravy

  Stars are nothing without their stylists. And although the Gressingham duck was quite clearly the star of the night, it would be nowhere without its amazing hair and makeup artist, the red… Continue reading

Weekend of Food, Day 2 dinner: Divine naked duck breast (à la Rick Stein)

Wine pairing: Malbec This was the main course at the French feast during the Weekend of Food. Read more about our adventures here. The duck. The duck. What can I say about the… Continue reading

Review of Augustine Kitchen, Battersea

This weekend was one of the best I have had in a long time. On Friday night, I went to the Maroon 5 concert courtesy of an online competition, on Saturday I had… Continue reading

French cooking class at L’atelier des Chefs

     When I make mashed potatoes, I pour the milk and cream straight into the potatoes. I scrunch herbs with my fingers when I chop them. I also put oil in the… Continue reading

Restaurant review: Lima

31 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JH It’s not often I go to a Michelin-starred restaurant. In fact, there have only been two occasions, one of which was before my blog started, at Arbutus,… Continue reading

Restaurant review: Brasserie Zédel

20 Sherwood St, London W1F 7ED You’d never even know it was there… the expansive, high-ceilinged restaurant, bar and cabaret, hidden underground behind an unassuming façade on Sherwood Street. This was the location… Continue reading

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