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Sausage, sun-dried tomato and potato pie

Sausage, sun-dried tomato and potato pie

I made this pie yesterday. It was a simple, lazy Saturday afternoon, and we had some friends round who we see far too little of. Everybody drank coffee and talked and sat in the sun, and the kids played, and I holed up in the kitchen, listened to John Coltrane and made a pie. And [...]

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Beef bourguignon pie, with homemade puff pastry

Beef bourguignon pie, with homemade puff pastry

A few months ago, we spent a weekend in Berlin, an edgy, intoxicating, graffiti-covered city tortured by its own past, the streets forming the canvas on which the horrors of the last century were played out. It was cold. Very cold. A type of unrelenting cold that attacked at the very core, damp, miserable, wretched, weather [...]

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A raised country game pie

A country style raised game pie

On rooting through the freezer, I found a pack of mixed game - pigeon breasts, venison and rabbit - right at the back. Now, I must make it clear that, whilst the fact that I've got game meat in my freezer sounds quite grand, I'm not some sort of country gentleman who shot this meat [...]

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