Archive | April, 2010


April 25, 2010


I always imagined mead as a rough kind of beer, something dark, brewed from hay and potatoes (or something like that), that would go well with a haunch of wild boar. So the mead tasting at Touch of Madness on Friday 23 April was a revelation.

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Salt and vinegar

April 11, 2010

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Preserving is an ancient culinary technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. On Saturday 10 April, Oded Schwartz gave a fascinated group of Slow Fooders a ‘potted history’ of preserving, from why the root of ‘salt’ and of ‘war’ are so similar in Hebrew to why the origin of marmalade has more to do with quinces than oranges.

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