Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spicy tomato and chilli jam

This zingy jam went down rather well at our secret supper so I thought I’d let you all in on the recipe which I adapted from Good Tempered Food, one of my new favourite cookbooks. I was looking for a … Continue reading

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Salad Club Secret Supper

It really couldn’t have gone better. The sun shone, the tables were luminous with white linen, silverware, night lights and jam jars of cow parsley. We started our day with an 8am cheese tasting at the local Portuguese deli*, where … Continue reading

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Jim’s Plan: Stay at Home and Get Paid

By a stroke of luck, Sunday had me dining with the legendary Jim Haynes at his studio apartment in Paris. Far, far ahead of London and our own pop-up diner movement, Jim has been entertaining and hosting hoards of unknown … Continue reading

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Amazing fishcakes sans breadcrumbs or potatoes

Time to explain, briefly, the recent glut of carb-free recipes here at Salad Club: I try to follow the GI diet wherever possible which means no refined starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, sugar and, very sadly, beer. As you … Continue reading

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Vietnamese beef salad with teriyaki shitake mushrooms

I altered this salad slightly from Nigel Slater’s version in Kitchen Diaries, adding spring onions and using rocket instead of watercress. It was served up for a tired, hungry Raph last night and he adored it – not once bemoaning … Continue reading

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Today Programme on Radio 4

There’s not long left to listen, but a friend alerted me to a small mention on last Friday’s Today programme on radio 4 of secret suppers in Cuba, and the practice making its way over to Britain. See if you … Continue reading

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Our tweet in the Times!

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A taste of Portugal in Brixton

I’ve been going to the Portuguese delis in Brixton for years now but I’ve never said more to the owners than ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ and ‘is that the spiciest chorizo you have?’. Yesterday, however, I was asked to investigate Portuguese … Continue reading

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Salad club praise from the Guardian

We’re childishly excited about our first bit of press on the Guardian website… even if it does call bacon ham!

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Blooming Marvellous

The title. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it. I’m just suddenly quite happy about having stolen some baby spiders from the sprouts my neighbours show off on the floor above me to find that they’re shooting white, beanstalky stalks from … Continue reading

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