Wednesday 6 May 2015

I stand corrected (ish)

It seems that I was mistaken in reporting that the TD served 'samphire' as one of the garnishes for his Masterchef weekend, last week....I have always assumed that samphire and agretti are just different names for the same thing. It appears from this recent article in the Independent that this is not so.
It was definitely agretti that we were served with our black risotto.
But, at the same time, I think somebody has been pulling the leg of Cahal Milmo, the hapless writer of the piece in the Indie. Either that, or supermarkets in Tuscany can expect ravening hordes from Umbria and Lazio to sweep over the borders in great numbers practically at any moment. Last time I looked, agretti was sitting peacefully (and untroubled by grasping hands) on the shelves of my local pretty impressive quantities, too. Could it be that the story was actually a load of old cods?
Tonight's dinner (still leftovers):
Terrine of Foie Gras with toasted brioche
Grilled Pork Chops with Pommes Parisiens
Apple Croustades. 

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