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Roast Cod. A simple and great meal


Roast cod has become a popular dish in restaurants over the last ten years. Yet somehow does not often find its way to the dining room table. There seems an erroneous belief that it is an expensive fish. This may not be true. Two portions of cod generously sized cost only ¬£4 even in Waitrose not known for its discounted prices. 

A good example of a recipe would be to place the cod in a baking tray and cover with a seasoning such as creole . A moderately spicy yet not overpowering taste. Roasted vegetables with a small amount of oil can be added in the same tray. To complete the meal a green salad with balsamic makes a quick easy and healthy dinner.

Swedish Food Photos and Reflections


In general terms the food is superb if rather expensive. Many meals are fish based with excellent quality and also good sized portions compared to some of the anorexic fish that get deported to UK. On the other hand they like their ” bad food” too and many good burger restaurants and suchlike exist, including one that smells at you as you arrive at the airport and clear baggage hall. What however is striking is that the food in the airports is excellent. Take Landvetter airport in Gothenburg, a small airport really but the quality and choice of the foods puts Heathrow to shame. If you are a cake lover then allow yourself an hour and 1000 calories to indulge before your flight. Some of the food combinations also make novel cuisine. Take the combination of cod and chicken in a gravy that i was served at Clarion Post hotel. Excellent and the combination works.

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Reflections on Barcelona and Catalan Food. A nice surprise


A visit to Barcelona is never without surprises. And in many ways this time it was the food. There are some basic facts about eating out in Spain in general that need understanding. Mainly that food is never served as hot as it is for example in UK. Lets run through my three meals. Breakfast is the same as anywhere, but the fruit quality is the best. fresh Kiwi tasting like it had been picked a few minutes ago and Oranges that tasted like …Oranges.

Lunch was an interesting affair too. The lunch kitchens do not open until 1pm. So realistically eating till 1.30 pm is fairly complex. The Catalan specials include great meats of course but also Catalan sausage served with white beans. For dinner curiously I had a Spanish omelette which was served with bread covered in a thin layer of tomato, not tomato sauce. The story is something like this that the Catalan dishes are basically the food for the poor from 100 years ago when vegetables like tomatoes were cheap. dishes are also renowned for mixing sweet and savoury foods.

Catalan dishes rely heavily on ingredients popular along the Mediterranean coast, including fresh vegetables (especially tomato, garlic, eggplant (aubergine), capsicum, and artichoke), wheat products (bread, pasta), Arbequina olive oils, wines, legumes (beans, chickpeas).

The traditional Catalan cuisine is quite diverse, ranging from pork dishes cooked in the inland part of the region to fish recipes along the coast.

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The Well. A restaurant and cocktail bar. Clerkenwell. London. Toss the barman for free drinks?


The Well is what i would call a Gastro Pub Restaurant in London. Excellent food and drinks. The only disadvantage is that there is no underground or train station nearby. They have started an interesting experiment. In fact they often have interesting experiments there and my visit was in fact using Tastecard which gave me 50% the food bill.

Every tuesday you can gamble the price of your drinks by rolling a pair of dice.

  • double 6 = free
  • Odd number = pay half
  • Evens = Pay up

Excellent idea. Love it.

The photo below is not from The Well but could have been.

Really superb food

http://www.downthewell.co.uk

Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Photographs of Food


Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Orange and Arctic char with an "air"

Orange and Arctic char with an “air”

Chicken and Asparagus, with courgettes and roast potatoes

Chicken and Asparagus, with courgettes and roast potatoes

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

Two Slags

Two Slags

Cottage Pie. Smallest and worst cottage pie in the world. served Dalmahoy Marriott

Cottage Pie. Smallest and worst cottage pie in the world. served Dalmahoy Marriott

Custard Cream. Copyright Chris Bushe

Custard Cream. Copyright Chris Bushe

Courgettes

Courgettes

Two Slags in a Restaurant


Just made me laugh anyway. Two types of cod and very nice they were too.

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