Home made salt pork

This was something of an experiment. I like salt pork, but you seldom see it on sale in the UK, so instead I end up using bacon in recipes that call for it. However, I decided to try making my own, so I could cook that French classic salt pork and lentil dish petit salé. Continue reading

Daube de boeuf

I’ve not posted here for ages, partly because I’ve not been cooking much that I haven’t written about before, but also because I’ve been away on holiday. So, here is an attempt to remedy this situation with a classic dish Continue reading

Moussaka (as made by Patrick Leigh Fermor’s housekeeper)

This recipe comes from Rick Stein’s TV series From Venice to Istanbul. This featured in the programme where he visited the home of the late Patrick Leigh Fermor and ate a moussaka cooked by PLF’s housekeeper, Elpida Beloyannis. Continue reading