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Author: Aaron Tighe

Duck Ragu for pasta

Duck Ragu for pasta

Introduction In the autumn and winter I like to use whatever meat is plentiful in my ragu. Wild rabbit and wild boar (with bitter chocolate) are particular favourites, lamb shanks can be fantastic, goose too. I made this version with duck legs mostly drumsticks, but…

THE LOIRE KITCHEN FOOD YEAR 2018

An opportunity to see some of the dishes that we have been preparing and sharing at Loire Kitchen in Missé over the past year.

Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

I have or thought I had a ‘Zucca piena di Napoli’ squash growing, a rare Italian variety with a beautiful blue-ish green hue. While I was away last week it turned a pale tan colour because it is actually butternut squash. No complaints butternut has…

Zucchini Bread with Dates & Walnuts

Zucchini Bread with Dates & Walnuts

At the end of our summer squash season we ended up, as you often do, with a couple of giant zucchini\courgettes. They are best eaten when smaller, but were perfect for these loaves. To readers outside the U.S. think cake rather than bread, this is not savoury. The nearest things I can compare it to are a carrot cake and the Jamaican Ginger cakes that were popular when I was growing up in the UK.


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