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Chorizo Fresco from Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

I love to make things from scratch. Whether that be bread, cheese or meat I get great satisfaction making things that most people would only ever dream of buying from a supermarket. Last year I did a lot of cheese making, but it meant my meat making suffered. Both require a fridge to be kept […]

Chorizo Scotch Eggs

Another dish that takes me back to my childhood. Scotch Eggs were the perfect snack taken to school as part of my packed lunch.  The processed snack in my packed lunch box however, was not a patch on my homemade version.  I only started making scotch eggs fairly recently.  When you have an abundance of […]

100 Posts – Time to Celebrate with Sausage Rolls and a Giveaway!

I made it! This is the 100th blog post for Nic Cooks. To be honest I never thought I’d get this far, I thought after the first few months of enthusiasm I would run out of inspiration and Nic Cooks would fade away into the the archives of the internet. But no, here I am, […]

Charcutepalooza #7 The one I didn’t want to do…

We’re more than half way through the year of meat now, and I knew that sooner or later there would be a challenge I didn’t want to do and this one was it. This month the challenge was blending; blending a sausage that is, or emulsifying if you want to be all cheffy.  So for […]

Charcutepalooza #6 taking on the Michelin Stars

I’ve been waiting six years for this. Six years ago next month I had my first experience of a Michelin starred dinner. We were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary, which felt like a good enough reason to celebrate, and as I was a student when we got married, it was about the first time in […]


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