Fabada Asturiana

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Here’s a first of what will hopefully be a series. I like to research recipes from all over the world and replicate as best I can at home. This weekend I was inspired as we walked past a nearby Spanish Delicatessan, Spandeli in Hackney and picked up a “Fabada kit” which is hearty bean stew originating from Northern Spain. The kit consists of a piece of pancetta, morcilla and a chorizo sausage. I had some fava beans sitting in the cupboard from the last attempt (over a year ago!) and just needed to bolster the dish with some more pork (I chose pork belly on […]

Carbonara Off!!!

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I’m not quite sure how it happened but Miso accidentally challenged an Italian he could cook a better Carbonara than them. What I failed to mention was I’d not actually cooked a Carbonara in years but felt pretty confident I could take them on at their own game 🙂 … I didn’t know he’d turn up at my house with a film crew and put it on youtube though! With around 5 Italians in the room there was only 1 argument about proper Carbonara procedure which is pretty good going. I’ve been informed there should have been 5 arguments. As with most Italian dishes, the […]