Supplemental #70

It’s another abridged effort from me as I’m out of the country again. (Scandiland. Can’t get the staff, eh?)

Whilst scrolling through down the iPad in between numerous plates of herring, dill, crayfish, dill and dill, the following columns and recipes caught my eye:

  • Mark Hix on gooseberries in Saturday’s Independent – particularly the crisp mackerel with pickled gooseberry salad; and the gooseberry meringue pie.
  • Florence Knight’s braised lamb maltagliati for Sunday Times readers. Lush.
  • Saturday’s Times featured the second round of ‘Masterchefs at home’. Much better set of recipes than we saw last week. Not least Massimo Bottura’s riso cacio e pepe, which seems an extraordinary rice dish that requires the cook to soak parmesan overnight to create a stock and then, when it comes to flavour the dish, throw in a healthy sprinkling of sarawak, black and sichuan pepper.
  • In the guardian’s ‘Cook’, Kitchen Cooperative’s four recipes with one batch of creme patisserie were good. In particular, the custard and cherry cake and Spanish leche fritta, which were both new and tempting ideas (for me at least).
  • In the same supplement, I liked Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing’s suggestion of taking a chilled soup to work for lunch.
  • Finally, over in the guardian’s main magazine, Yotam Ottolenghi jotted a little note in praise of kohlrabi. Spicy aubergine with kohlrabi and coconut could well be worth a try.

I’m sure there were plenty of other good things. What stood out for you?