Cornish Pilchard Puttanesca

I came across this recipe in Heather Corbett’s Fish Recipes from the South-West, reminded again of the long-running connection between Cornwall and Italy established via that tasty little fish so vital to Cornish history and identity, the pilchard—aka the European sardine or Sardina pilchardus. While puttanesca is…

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Steamed Green Cauliflower with Mustard Butter

Here’s a simple, really yummy green cauliflower side dish inspired by Deborah Madison, from her ever-reliable ‘Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.’ Ingredients 1 large green cauliflower, aka ‘broccoflower’ mixed greens (amount and type to taste) for the butter: 115 grams (about ¼ pound ) butter 2 tablespoons fresh…

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Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons (& a dash of nostalgia)

Some years back a friend of mine in California self-published a cookbook. Full of quirks and anecdotes—like the disclosure about untested recipes (they ‘may, in fact, be crap’)—Bill Pollock’s Eat Happy brings together recipes learned from family, friends, and the odd pro chef in a collection infused…

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