Oils for Frying

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It started with a simple question which I thought a quick google search would resolve but Miso falling down a rabbit hole here. The simple question was: “If I don’t want to use coconut oil what else is good for frying with?” Basically, I’ve been using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for frying as I’d heard vegetable oils are now considered unhealthy and olive oil is not good over certain temperatures but not really considered why. Coconut oil is great but sometimes you don’t want a coconut taste in the background. My quick google search quickly descended into an oblivion of technical terms and conflicting “expert” […]

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 […]