I’ve written three Who to Watch in 2008 designer profiles for various publications this afternoon, so naturally my thoughts have turned again to food after flicking through a pile of look books featuring wafer-thin models.

Tonight I steamed asparagus (out of season, I know, but my sister bought it – blame her), to toss in a frying pan with fresh long garlic shoots and Paris mushrooms, then served it all with a beurre blanc as a contrast to our Indian soup yesterday.

I love making beurre blanc: it’s amazing how such a simple recipe (butter, shallots, tarragon, white wine) produces this ethereal, yet artery-blocking emulsion. Still, it’s only a tablespoon each, so the damage shouldn’t be too long-lasting. I highly recommend this dish: it reminds me of Spring in the depths of Winter. (Oddly enough, it goes quite well with mashed potatoes if you require some filling carb action, altho it would mean an OD on the butter front.)

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I love most things butter (I know, I know) so that sounds like a good way to make myself feel better about eating loads of it. With steamed vegetables it just seems so much healthier.

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Hello, hope you are feeling better and enjoying london again! This sounds scrummy btw…
Mrs F x (not signed in)

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I’m pretty sure there is no way to OD on butter, but that’s just me . . . .

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That sounds completely delicious! I’m listening to my stomach growl now.

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Jen

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Enc, I agree, this sounds divine

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This also would work with ramps and those fiddlehead ferns that only come out for a few weeks in spring. Delightful!

Yes, gazing at the emaciated does powerful things to the mind.

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Yes beurre blanc is divine… I quite fancy it over some fish actually….

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Mmm, this post has reminded me that I forgot to grab lunch today – although I doubt the staff canteen will stock anything this delicious…!

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yummy! … just the post tittle makes my stomach start working!

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