Category Archives: Norway

Jacob & Esau, a Sheep and a Deer

Try as I might, I have yet to make the connection I hoped for. Elizabeth David delighted with her recipe for making mutton taste like venison. When A Book of Mediterranean Food was very first published in 1950, mutton was commonplace … Continue reading

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Dog Fish and Dog Fight

“It’s dog eat dog down there,” confided Tony, son of Bob Fish on one of London’s oldest street markets. This is Deptford, minutes on foot from the Thames, but Tony was telling me about the sea. He told me this: … Continue reading

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The Friday Stockdish

How our tastes change.  As a teenager I dreaded the Friday lunch during my heady days in the Aveyron. It would hit me each Wednesday that we were on countdown to the most frightful meal of the week. How could this dish fit into cooking … Continue reading

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