Supplemental #95

Looking for some of that hopey changey stuff? How ’bout some tongue licking, lip clinging, belly fillin’ recipes from the weekend papers instead?

Just the highlights in note form today. Because I’ve been watching Sarah Palin on repeat and still can’t concentrate on anything else.

  • There were 20 good rice dishes in an OFM supplement. They’ll be dripped on to the web through the week. Keep your eyes peeled for Brad McDonald’s dirty rice; Andrew Wong’s Hainanese chicken rice; and Sam and Sam Clark’s roast shoulder of lamb stuffed with saffron rice – which I’ve done before and is ace.
  • Also for the Observer, made with rice, and not online until the middle of the week, was Nigel Slater’s rice with fennel, black garlic and blue cheese. Silky, sweet, tangy anise supper vibes.
  • Keeping with the Sunday papers, I was very keen on Diana Henry’s column on oranges for the Telegraph’s Stella supplement. Particularly the Seville orange tart. But also orange and ginger roast chicken, and the orange and cardamom jelly.
  • Loads of Deliciously Ella stuff on the Telegraph pages and also some Hawaiian poke goings on. But I suggest you relax into Stephen Harris’ words on home made pasta. I liked the line “Before I became a chef I often used to stick on a bit of opera, open a bottle and set about making pasta.”
  • Over coffee and a muffin at Guardian Cook writer Claire Ptak’s bakery, I read the Honey & Co. duo’s celeriac mafroum for modern times in the FT Weekend recipe – which was essentially a burger in a celeriac bun, but much better than that sounds. Among Claire’s recipes, btw: grapefruit and Campari sorbet.
  • Though there’s a smidgeon of the 70’s dinner party in it, I bet Mark Hix’s chicken legs stuffed with prawns are great (in Saturday’s Independent)
  • Ben Tish finished his Independent on Sunday guest slot nicely with a set of Venetian inspired recipes. Soused sardines on toast are one of my favourite things, and I could certainly grow to love gorgonzola polenta with calves’ liver, roast pear, lard and sage.
  • Anna Hanson provided Sunday Times readers with a number of tempting recipes. A weekend brunch involving garam masala spiced beetroot, parsnip and potato hash browns could well be on the cards in the near future (with an egg, natch).
  • Errr, merr, gerrd, check out Guardian writer Yotam Ottolenghi’s veal stew with punterelle, capers and celeriac, with a crisp winter salad on the side. Also, the radicchio bruschetta with taleggio and truffle honey. Fffnar.
  • On a similar dribble theme, look up Nicholas Balfe’s shallots braised in beef stock and dripping in the Guardian’s Cook mag.
  • Finally, are butter beans the best of the pulses? Could be. Four helpful ideas in Cook included a cheeky ruby murray.


Weekend Menu, 16 and 17 January 2016

Truffled tagliatelle

Stephen Harris, The Telegraph

Veal stew with punterelle, capers and celeriac

Yotam Ottolenghi, The Guardian

Seville orange tart

Diana Henry, The Sunday Telegraph, Stella magazine

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