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This Iced Christmas pudding was invented by Sonia in the seventies and first served at the Crown Inn Whtebrook in the Wye Valley where Sonia gained her first Michelin star. It’s been copied by many a chef since and even industrialised but this is the original artisanal recipe CHRISTMAS PUDDING GLACÉ Ingredients. 400g. Xmas pudding […]

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Salade de Confit de Canard

It’s easy to buy duck legs and thighs in the Supermarkets these days, so here is an alternative tasty and healthy dish to consider instead of chicken. For the confit, sprinkle two thighs and legs of a fat duck, some gizzards and heart (optional!) with dried thyme, tarragon, marjoram, two tablespoons of coarse salt, pepper. […]

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How to Cook your Grouse

With the Glorious 12th now over and having hung your Grouse for a minimum of 3 days, you should really be thinking of eating it. Here’s a slightly different way of cooking your Grouse which will go just as well with your Claret, red Rhône or Strine Shiraz/Cab. Ingredients Per grouse 2 un-smoked rashers of […]

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