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Keith Floyd’s Beef Bourgignon

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Keith Floyd’s Beef Bourgignon

The passing of Keith Floyd earlier this month caused me to dig out one of his old cookbooks, Floyd on France, a cornerstone of the Floyd canon and packed full of traditional French recipes described and executed with typical flair. Beef Bourgignon, caught my eye.  It is, as Floyd puts it 'a splendid stew (that) [...]

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Home-made bacon

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How to cure bacon at home

Bacon is very easy to make. In its simplest form, it's just the application of salt to pork, with some waiting around involved. My bacon isn't much more complicated than this, and is based on the method from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's encyclopedic River Cottage Cookbook . Find a piece of pork belly, as big as you [...]

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