Tag: British

British-Style Roasties: A Whole New Potato

British-Style Roasties: A Whole New Potato

| December 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

These roasted potatoes are classic in the UK but unbeknownst to most Americans, so I’m going to introduce you. Meet the crispy, creamy, decadent rock stars of the potato world.

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Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

British food writer and passionate backyard gardener Nigel Slater is back, this time on the joys of homegrown fruit and nuts, with the newly issued American edition of Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard. Recipe for Crisp pork belly, sweet peach salsa included.

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Book Review: Tender, by Nigel Slater

Book Review: Tender, by Nigel Slater

British food writer Nigel Slater goes back to the garden in his new book, Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch.

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Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

| October 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

Having just recently returned from the UK, I am currently obsessed with a dessert that is considered, by many of my British friends and family, “nursery food.” I am speaking of bread and butter pudding. At its best, bread and butter pudding is both crispy and creamy, sweet and salty, simple and comforting, with just the right amount of butter, enough custard to soak through the layers of bread, a few sprinkles of raisins, and a toasty golden brown top. (At its worst it’s a soggy, insipid, flavorless blob with too many raisins, but we don’t have to go there.)

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