Thoughts

Some thoughts on offal and veal

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Anyone who has watched Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket will have seen Jimmy Doherty attempting to beat Tesco at their own game. He’s been trying to develop free range, high welfare versions of popular food products which can compete with Tesco’s own brand offerings on taste and, above everything else, price. The format of the program isn’t anything groundbreaking and it feels like it’s been treading a path already well worn by the celebrity chef crowd. One thing did jump out at me – the sadly low opinion Tesco has for its own customers and their intelligence. Continue reading “Some thoughts on offal and veal”

Food and drink

Veal escalopes with sage and garlic sauce

First of all, sorry about the pictures of this one. One of these days I’ll learn to do the sauce last but yesterday was not that day. I was planning to have my glamorous and able assistant see to the tatties while I made the sauce for the veal, but of course the phone rang as soon as the meat hit the pan. Instead of remaining calm and working through everything in a relaxed manner I panicked.

What I should have done was make the mash then leave it on a low heat to keep warm while I made the sauce. What I actually did was put the veal in the oven to rest, start the sauce then drain the tatties and start mashing them while the sauce reduced…and reduced…and continued to reduce some more until there was hardly any of it left. Oops. Continue reading “Veal escalopes with sage and garlic sauce”