Jessica's food experiences from there and back.

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Fennel and Pork Meatballs

It’s been a while… but the food posts are back. And without any sort of reference to a Take That song either. Tonight’s dinner was inspired by a book from a restaurant with the same name, Polpo. It was the first real ‘no reservations’ dining experience I encountered in London and fell head over heels with the concept. It celebrates spontaneity…the idea of just popping in, having a drink whilst you wait and building the anticipation of eating… no matter who you are. 

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busaba

I’ve never wanted to be one of those people who has a ‘regular dish’ they always order, the no. 48 with a no. 76 on the side. However, trips to Busaba lead me to momentarily disable the ‘try something new and order something no one else has’ mantra that I normally follow. The reason for this: calamari and pad thai jay (nos 15 and 53 respectively.)  So here are a few of my favourite things…. 

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pulled pork & squash salad…

…with chickpeas and crème fraîche, a speedy simple supper of left over pulled pork. Season with a bit of salt and pepper to taste. I roasted the squash then added the pork, chickpeas and crème fraîche after I’d removed it from the oven. nom nom nom. 

HAPPY PI PIE DAY!

HAPPY PI PIE DAY!

Autumnal dinners…  squash stuffed with venison thyme and fennel sausage meat with tomatoes and spinach. 

Autumnal dinners…  squash stuffed with venison thyme and fennel sausage meat with tomatoes and spinach. 

simple summer supper

If my stomach spoke (in another language aside Rumble) it would thank @Riverford for creating a recipe book from which the inspiration for this supper came. Occasionally there are times in life when things just fall together: people, time and situations. This ended up being one of those long summer evenings where everyone is miraculously in the house at the same time, sharing exciting foodie times.  Bootiful.

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linguine alla bolognese

A yummy dinner made by Lily. Thanks must also be given to The Silver Spoon (ummm no, not the one which stirred the pot…)

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