By April Bloomfield
In a lady and Her Pig, April Bloomfield takes us behind the curtain of her lauded eating places - the noticed Pig, the Breslin and the toilet Dory - and into her domestic kitchen. Pairing quintessentially British nutrients with a deeply Italian effect, April's recipes show off her daring flavours, nose-to-tail ethos and love for the tactile pleasures of cooking and consuming. From a creamy Smoked Haddock Chowder to the last word Caesar Salad, from melt-in-the-mouth Braised Lamb with Tomato and Anchovy to April's recognized Ricotta and Parmesan Gnudi, those are cutting edge but refreshingly elementary dishes completely achieveable at your residence kitchen. Written with genuine verve and entire of character, a woman and Her Pig is a cookbook filled with stories and information from one of many world's best-loved cooks.
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Extra resources for A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories
The larger a word, the more common the flavor; the smaller a word, the less common. In the beginning, just focus on the Chocolate card. More experienced tasters can look at the cards for specific flavor families, such as Fruity and Earthy, to pinpoint precise flavors. Here are other things to look for when tasting chocolate: Meltiness. This is more than just how fast the chocolate melts in your mouth. Some chocolates are ultrasmooth and luxurious, others glommy and dry. Smoothness. Most chocolate is meant to be smooth, though some have a bit of grit to them.
Pull down on the chocolate to snap it in half. Each chocolate has a distinct sound. Some are loud, crisp, clean; others soft, mellow, muted. Some are highpitched, others low. You may find it easier to compare several samples to one another. What do you hear? Make notes on your chocolate tasting notes sheet. While sound isn’t an indication of quality, it adds to your overall impression of a chocolate. In general, dark chocolate is snappier than milk, and the addition of nuts or flavors will soften the snap.
Do you taste fruity notes? Spicy notes? Earthy notes? If yes, write it down. If no, move on. To help you connect flavor with vocabulary, this kit includes a dozen chocolate tasting flash cards. On the flash cards, only size matters. The larger a word, the more common the flavor; the smaller a word, the less common. In the beginning, just focus on the Chocolate card. More experienced tasters can look at the cards for specific flavor families, such as Fruity and Earthy, to pinpoint precise flavors.