Category Archives: Richard Olney

I fell for a lady called Elizabeth

I’m contacted by a certain Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune. Why should we still rate Elizabeth David he asked? Has Ms David a place in today’s ranks of food writers? Has ED stood the test of time? Is her … Continue reading

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When an Old Friend Hops into your Mouth

Wisely, I have taken again to sage. Good sage was hard to come by until a healthy plant appeared in our communal herb garden. An idea jumped into my head as I found veal escalope locally – another equally rare … Continue reading

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Truffle or Trifle?

A good season for truffles climaxed at No 19 when the debate became eggs or pasta? Devotees of Richard Olney – and Joy worked with him at Time Life – know eggs with truffles means an enriched egg soup. She … Continue reading

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