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How to F**k a Duck – and make Really Good Duck Soup.

I was disappointed the other day in the outcome after faithfully following an on-line recipe for slow roasted duck, that promised tender and succulent duck meat. The recipe was as follows: How to Roast F**K a Duck: The Basic Technique: (AKA … Continue reading

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Smoky Tandoori Paste

I see cooking as an Experimental Art.  If I have a cooking style I am thinking  maybe I am an impressionist.  I start off with an impression of what I want to cook based on some professionally prepared dish I … Continue reading

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Playing with Smoke, Part 1

At last I have my assorted bottles of smoke, which I left behind when I returned to Bili after the holidays. Misty Gully Smoke.   I got it here. Time to see how I can use it. My first experiment was … Continue reading

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Blue Tarte Flambée

Known as flammekueche in Alsatian and flammkuchen in German, tarte flambée is incredibly simple. Typically made on a piece of thin, rolled-out bread dough, it has only three other main ingredients:  cheese,  onion, bacon. This not-pizza is traditionally made with fromage blanc.  But I … Continue reading

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Caramel Experiment

There was a post on Facebook suggesting an easy way to make powdered caramel from sugar was to bake sugar in the oven at a relatively low temperature for a long time.   I hypothesised that it should therefore be possible … Continue reading

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Crusty Soft White Bread

Since coming to Australia I have had enormous difficulty with home-made bread.  The specialty bread mixes available here are not a patch on those we could get in New Zealand.  Even the so-called high-grade flours give a very disappointing cakey … Continue reading

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