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This is a bit off-topic but, in my experience (which isn't actually that much), most intelligent women want two things:
- a good, interesting, caring personality; and
- stability - or, at least, a life plan of sorts.
Never had the impression Fwiffo Fwiffo was interested in intelligent women.
 

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Last one to put the thread back on track and finish from picking from this bunch of photographs.

Veal chop with a bearnaise sauce on top of broccolini. Carrot foam. Pommes anna.

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English salad with beetroot, mushroom, eggs, radish, green onion, pea shoots dressed in a salad cream sauce. Nathan Outlaw recipe.

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Fillet of sole poached in kumquat, tangerine juice, white wine and shallots on top of a James Martin shredded potato and granny smith apple rosti with a coriander olive oil sauce.


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Paccheri pasta with smoked salmon and a whisky butter sauce garnished with chives. Max Mariola recipe.

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Bread crumb crusted salmon with beurre blanc sauce and parsley on top of mashed purple cauliflower with dehydrated olive powder (really bits...)

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Milk poached cod with curry cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower in curried oil and pickled carrots and pea shoots. Michel Roux Jr. recipe.

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Peperoni imbottiti alla napoletana. Stuffed peppers with capers, olives, basil, parsley, egg, bread and topped with parmigiano and bread crumbs. Quite happy with the charring given I don't have a barbeque.

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Chicken piccata on top broccolini. Giada De Laurentis recipe.

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Lingua in bagnetto verde. Calf tongue with bagnet verde (salsa verde) sauce of parsley, capers and anchovies.

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Spezzatino di manzo con piselli. Italian beef stew with carrots, peas, parsley and a cup of mashed potato and parsnip.

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Crispy potato pancake with sour cream and smoked salmon. Michel Roux Jr recipe.

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Beef rouladen surrounded by roasted potato, bacon and malt vinegar dressing. Carrots and brussel sprouts. Probably shouldn't have cut the rouladen.

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Gheymeh rizeh nokhodchi and kookoo bademjan. Chickpea beef meatballs in tomato suace with eggplant cake made of onions, leeks and nuts. Saffron rice and I need new barberries.

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Spaghetti con trota salmonata crema di zucchine e zafferano. Spaghetti with trout, zucchini, saffron and parsley. Stefano Barbato recipe.

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And I don't know why Rambo wants to see this but this was the minestra maritata - Italian 'wedding' soup. For the meat part of the wedding: pork rind, pork hock, Italian sausage, pork ribs. For the veg part of the wedding: raddichio, Belgian endive, escarole, Swiss chard, kale, carrot, celery, onion. Sprinkled with some parmigiano.
 

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English salad with beetroot, mushroom, eggs, radish, green onion, pea shoots dressed in a salad cream sauce. Nathan Outlaw recipe.

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Fillet of sole poached in kumquat, tangerine juice, white wine and shallots on top of a James Martin shredded potato and granny smith apple rosti with a coriander olive oil sauce.


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Paccheri pasta with smoked salmon and a whisky butter sauce garnished with chives. Max Mariola recipe.

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Bread crumb crusted salmon with beurre blanc sauce and parsley on top of mashed purple cauliflower with dehydrated olive powder (really bits...)

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Milk poached cod with curry cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower in curried oil and pickled carrots and pea shoots. Michel Roux Jr. recipe.

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Peperoni imbottiti alla napoletana. Stuffed peppers with capers, olives, basil, parsley, egg, bread and topped with parmigiano and bread crumbs. Quite happy with the charring given I don't have a barbeque.

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Chicken piccata on top broccolini. Giada De Laurentis recipe.

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Lingua in bagnetto verde. Calf tongue with bagnet verde (salsa verde) sauce of parsley, capers and anchovies.

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Spezzatino di manzo con piselli. Italian beef stew with carrots, peas, parsley and a cup of mashed potato and parsnip.

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Crispy potato pancake with sour cream and smoked salmon. Michel Roux Jr recipe.

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Beef rouladen surrounded by roasted potato, bacon and malt vinegar dressing. Carrots and brussel sprouts. Probably shouldn't have cut the rouladen.

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Gheymeh rizeh nokhodchi and kookoo bademjan. Chickpea beef meatballs in tomato suace with eggplant cake made of onions, leeks and nuts. Saffron rice and I need new barberries.

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Spaghetti con trota salmonata crema di zucchine e zafferano. Spaghetti with trout, zucchini, saffron and parsley. Stefano Barbato recipe.

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And I don't know why Rambo wants to see this but this was the minestra maritata - Italian 'wedding' soup. For the meat part of the wedding: pork rind, pork hock, Italian sausage, pork ribs. For the veg part of the wedding: raddichio, Belgian endive, escarole, Swiss chard, kale, carrot, celery, onion. Sprinkled with some parmigiano.
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From my Phil Howard - The Square cookbook:

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Steamed halibut with warm potato pancakes on top of baby gem lettuce topped with crab meat, grilled eel, cucumber, chives and balsamic vinegar 'caviar'
(substitutions for real caviar, halibut instead of turbot and grilled instead of smoked eel)

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Baked cod on top of a tomato fondue with farfalle tomato/basil pasta, black kale, chanterelle mushrooms, and a garlic veloute

(substitutions for Scottish giroles with chanterelle and I didn't make a parsley farfalle from scratch)

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Ragout of halibut, mussels, leeks, potatoes, chives and lemon olive oil
(substitutions with brill for halibut)

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Salmon fillet with crushed broad beans, asparagus, and roasted tomato/eggplant ravioli dressed with a watercress veloute

(substitutions with store bought ravioli for made from scratch ravioli)

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Halibut with beaufort cheese crust and Jerusalem artichoke puree on a bed of leeks and mushrooms. Chive garnish



For Nowruz - Persian New Year

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Sabzi polo ba mahi with potato tahdig - dill/coriander/parsley/chive saffron rice, potato, pan fried Mediterranean sea bass marinated with salt, pepper and tumeric

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Kuku sabzi - Dill, chives, coriander, eggs baked as a tart with walnut halves....unfortunately no zereshk or barberries


Random other dishes

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Kedgeree with smoked haddock, boiled eggs and parsley in a curry cream sauce. Darren McGrady recipe

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Melanzane fritte con mozarella e mortadella - fried eggplant 'panini' with mozzarella, basil and mortadella. Max Mariola recipe. Chilled avocado/cucumber soup and parmesan tuile.

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Tournedos Rossini. Fried crouton with beef tenderloin and foie gras with shaved black truffles and a madeira beef stock sauce.

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Baghali polo ba mahiche - Dill, broad bean saffron rice with lamb shank.

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Totally out of season... melanzane di parmigiana - eggplant parmesan
 

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From my Phil Howard - The Square cookbook:

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Steamed halibut with warm potato pancakes on top of baby gem lettuce topped with crab meat, grilled eel, cucumber, chives and balsamic vinegar 'caviar'
(substitutions for real caviar, halibut instead of turbot and grilled instead of smoked eel)

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Baked cod on top of a tomato fondue with farfalle tomato/basil pasta, black kale, chanterelle mushrooms, and a garlic veloute

(substitutions for Scottish giroles with chanterelle and I didn't make a parsley farfalle from scratch)

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Ragout of halibut, mussels, leeks, potatoes, chives and lemon olive oil
(substitutions with brill for halibut)

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Salmon fillet with crushed broad beans, asparagus, and roasted tomato/eggplant ravioli dressed with a watercress veloute

(substitutions with store bought ravioli for made from scratch ravioli)

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Halibut with beaufort cheese crust and Jerusalem artichoke puree on a bed of leeks and mushrooms. Chive garnish



For Nowruz - Persian New Year

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Sabzi polo ba mahi with potato tahdig - dill/coriander/parsley/chive saffron rice, potato, pan fried Mediterranean sea bass marinated with salt, pepper and tumeric

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Kuku sabzi - Dill, chives, coriander, eggs baked as a tart with walnut halves....unfortunately no zereshk or barberries


Random other dishes

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Kedgeree with smoked haddock, boiled eggs and parsley in a curry cream sauce. Darren McGrady recipe

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Melanzane fritte con mozarella e mortadella - fried eggplant 'panini' with mozzarella, basil and mortadella. Max Mariola recipe. Chilled avocado/cucumber soup and parmesan tuile.

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Tournedos Rossini. Fried crouton with beef tenderloin and foie gras with shaved black truffles and a madeira beef stock sauce.

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Baghali polo ba mahiche - Dill, broad bean saffron rice with lamb shank.

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Totally out of season... melanzane di parmigiana - eggplant parmesan
Please remind me why you spend your life in a cubicle?
 

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Wow this is some seriously impressive work fwiffers

There were a few from the cookbook that didn't photograph well and I have a crap mobile phone so I need natural light. But yes, lately I have been slanting towards cookbook, Italian and Persian stuff. Once summer hits and the glass box I live in becomes a furnace I'll have to change but I'll also get better fresh veg for salads.

Please remind me why you spend your life in a cubicle?

I will take this as a cryptic compliment.

Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
 

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I will take this as a cryptic compliment.

Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
So in other words, you're doing it because it seemed like a reasonable thing to do several years ago. Got it.
 

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Insurance was my first job out of uni and it's a service to society that pays the bills albeit lately it is paying less of them. I have no formal training. I cut slow, prep slow, and probably don't put out sustainable dishes from a cost to revenue standpoint.
Cooking is kind of innate, with effort and skill of course, but if you don't have it to begin with, it's like someone with no sport IQ or hand-to-eye coordination playing tennis or football.
 

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Pasta con gamberetti fave granella di pistaccchio e pomodori secchi - not quite the same recipe as Max Mariola

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Creamy mustard chicken with glazed carrots in cumin and orange (Joel Robuchon style) and pommes Parisienne
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Kale, green onion, parsley salad on red beet slices topped with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, bread crumbs
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Bouillabaisse - Julia Child Recipe with grouper, prawns, mussels, tomato and saffron
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Minestra di cavolifore e guanciale - swapping up broccoli romanesco with cauliflower - Max Mariola recipe
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Pasta alla genovese napoletana - Stefano Barbato recipe
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Fillet of cod with parsley, creamed potato, buttered asparagus, carrots and spinach (plaice replaced with cod) - Phil Howard recipe

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Lightly curried gratin of lobster with penne pasta mixed with cauliflower and apple puree, sauteed leeks and cauliflower florets, hollandaise sauce - Phil Howard recipe
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Veloute of asparagus, fingerling potatoes and flaked wild salmon (jersey royal potatoes replaced with fingerling potatoes) - Phil Howard recipe

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Risotto of smoked haddock, leeks, cauliflower, celery, shredded boiled egg with a curry dressing (Vadouvan French curry replaced with regular curry)

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Lamb with a potato and broad bean croquette, pearl onions, peas, mashed carrots and a mint gravy (jersey potatoes replaced with regular potatoes, grelot onions with pearl onions) - Phil Howard recipe
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Fillet of cod with a sourdough crust, creamed potato, baby clam and lemon white wine parsley sauce, celery and carrots (pollock replaced with cod, baby claims instead of cockles and winkles) - Phil Howard recipe
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For the Platinum Jubilee picnic, cold poached salmon, scotch egg, coronation chicken sandwich (original 1953 recipe), Mary Berry's roasted vegetable quiche with zucchini, onion, spinach and gruyere cheese

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Pasta con gamberetti fave granella di pistaccchio e pomodori secchi - not quite the same recipe as Max Mariola

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Creamy mustard chicken with glazed carrots in cumin and orange (Joel Robuchon style) and pommes Parisienne
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Kale, green onion, parsley salad on red beet slices topped with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, bread crumbs
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Bouillabaisse - Julia Child Recipe with grouper, prawns, mussels, tomato and saffron
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Minestra di cavolifore e guanciale - swapping up broccoli romanesco with cauliflower - Max Mariola recipe
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Pasta alla genovese napoletana - Stefano Barbato recipe
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Fillet of cod with parsley, creamed potato, buttered asparagus, carrots and spinach (plaice replaced with cod) - Phil Howard recipe

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Lightly curried gratin of lobster with penne pasta mixed with cauliflower and apple puree, sauteed leeks and cauliflower florets, hollandaise sauce - Phil Howard recipe
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Veloute of asparagus, fingerling potatoes and flaked wild salmon (jersey royal potatoes replaced with fingerling potatoes) - Phil Howard recipe

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Risotto of smoked haddock, leeks, cauliflower, celery, shredded boiled egg with a curry dressing (Vadouvan French curry replaced with regular curry)

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Lamb with a potato and broad bean croquette, pearl onions, peas, mashed carrots and a mint gravy (jersey potatoes replaced with regular potatoes, grelot onions with pearl onions) - Phil Howard recipe
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Fillet of cod with a sourdough crust, creamed potato, baby clam and lemon white wine parsley sauce, celery and carrots (pollock replaced with cod, baby claims instead of cockles and winkles) - Phil Howard recipe
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For the Platinum Jubilee picnic, cold poached salmon, scotch egg, coronation chicken sandwich (original 1953 recipe), Mary Berry's roasted vegetable quiche with zucchini, onion, spinach and gruyere cheese

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honestly these are magnificent.
 

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Phil Howard cookbook (summer creations)

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Fillet of cod with sourdough crust, creamed potato, baby clams (no cockles or winkles), lemon and white wine sauce on top of celery and carrots

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Breast of chicken baked with a thyme butter, sauteed morels, baked garlic cloves on top of baby gem lettuce and a caramelized onion tart. Mushroom veloute made with pan jus from the chicken.

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Squid ink linguine with red snapper fish baked in fennel, red onion with orange zest mixed with a tomato fondue, basil, and preserved lemon. Parsley and bottarga garnish.

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Aubergine caviar with tomato, red pepper, basil, red snapper flakes, squid, coriander and lemon

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Steamed courgette flowers filled with a mousseline of lobster and a grilled crab with a lemongrass (instead of lemon verbena) veloute

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Summer minestrone soup in octopus broth with cherry tomatoes, red pepper, onion, leek, zucchini topped with a foil baked cod in pesto. Fried salt and pepper squid on the side (not shown).

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Roast scallops with a lightly curried cauliflower puree and a caper, raisin, pomegranate dressing garnished with fried red onion bhaji, coriander, mint, olive oil and zest of lemon and lime

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Saute of scampi tails (instead of langoustine) on gnocchi with butternut squash sauce and a potato truffle sauce topped with crispy shallots, morel mushrooms.
 

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Recent Italian cooking

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Orecchiette con pesce spada, zucchine fritti e pomodorini. Pasta with swordfish, fried zucchini, cherry tomatoes and pecorino romano.

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Spaghetti con pesto alla trapanese - Pasta with tomato and almond pesto garnished with basil and sun dried tomatoes

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Involtini di melanzane con salsiccia - baked eggplant wraps with chicken sauage and smoked provolone and a garlic & basil tomato sauce, parmigiano sprinkled on top

Recent Persian cooking

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Mahi shekam por - Persian baked sea bass stuffed with sauteed parsley, coriander, ground walnut, dried apricot, basil, lemon juice and baberries brushed with saffron infused oil

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Oven baked joojeh kebab with saffron rice, grilled cherry tomatoes, and potato tahdig

Recent French cooking

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Skate wing fish with brown butter caper sauce, coriander, on oven baked cinnamon sweet potato discs, and radish microgreens

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Poached salmon in dry apple cider and shallots with a cider, lemon and cream veloute garnished with chives

....and finally in memory of the late HM the Queen, her favourite according to Darren McGrady

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Gaelic steak with a reverse seared beef tenderloin, dressed in a whisky, mushroom, onion cream sauce, heirloom carrots on a bed of mashed potato, parsnip and parsley.
 

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Honestly these look incredible. Why aren’t you doing some kind of instagram or Tiktok or some shit?
 

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Honestly these look incredible. Why aren’t you doing some kind of instagram or Tiktok or some shit?

They're on my Instagram. I don't take videos or those time lapsed instructional cooking videos if that's what you are asking.
 

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Phil Howard cookbook (autumn creations)

Salad of smoked haddock, celery, swiss chard stems, leek, apple matchsticks and potato topped with fried red onion and coriander bhaji dressed in a curry mayonnaise. Poached egg on top.

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Roasted halibut with a cauliflower truffle puree, caramelized cubes of parsnip, beetroot, celeriac, potato dressed with a red wine+madeira+fish+chicken broth reduction on wilted savoy cabbage leaves

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Roulade of sole and lobster mousse in a lobster and seafood cream broth with oysters, celery, chives and tortellini

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Veloute of celeriac and pear with smoked chicken scotch egg (my second attempt at scotch eggs...)

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Fillet of haddock dressed with a madeira wine pomegrenante vinegar sauce sitting on a bed of black rice, corn, crab, onion, mushrooms paired with fried prawns and a shallot cream puree.

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Roasted partridge on a bed of baby gem lettuce with mashed celeriac and chanterelle mushrooms, roasted onions and a lentil bacon veloute

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Recent Italian cooking

Spaghetti alla pomodoro
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Pasta alla norma
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Trofiette al pesto genovese
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Spaghetti con pomodori stracciatella e bottarga
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Rigatoni con cavolfiore e zafferano
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Coda alla vaccinara
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Recent Persian cooking

Asheh kadoo havai
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Tahchin ba morgh
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Recent French cooking

Pan fried scallops with crème d'échalote
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Poached grouper in a vermouth sauce with coriander and lemon peel (probably should have used a red snapper with skin on)
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Recent Italian cooking

Spaghetti alla pomodoro
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Pasta alla norma
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Trofiette al pesto genovese
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Spaghetti con pomodori stracciatella e bottarga
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Rigatoni con cavolfiore e zafferano
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Coda alla vaccinara
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Recent Persian cooking

Asheh kadoo havai
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Tahchin ba morgh
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Recent French cooking

Pan fried scallops with crème d'échalote
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Poached grouper in a vermouth sauce with coriander and lemon peel (probably should have used a red snapper with skin on)
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Gorgeous as always
 

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Fwiffo Fwiffo where do you get your Persian recipies from?

Mostly Persian Mama...Her site is falling apart but I scroll through and find something I have the ingredients for. My Persian friend says she puts an Azeri spin to some of the recipes. But I also compare with Unicorns in Kitchen and My Persian Kitchen.

I sometimes check out videos on YouTube in Farsi but Persian cooking is a bit like Italian cooking in that everyone's portions, herbs (or lack of herb) are a bit different and everyone has their own family recipe. Certainly not being able to read any Farsi and only bits and pieces of Finglish doesn't help.
 
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