Tessa Balfour

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November 25, 2021
I have chosen St Martin of Tours this month. As the patron saint of geese, he’s an obvious choice for December. I’m giving you an easy, foolproof recipe for roast goose with polenta roast potatoes, and my second recipe is for goose rillettes to use up any left over meat. The roasting time for the goose
October 21, 2021
This month I have prepared two apple recipes – tarte tatin and an apple Charlotte – for St Charles Borromeo, the patron saint of apple orchards. Tarte tatin was invented by sisters Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin at their hotel in Loir-et-Cher in the late 1880s. While preparing a traditional tart, Stéphanie, knackered after a long
October 11, 2021
Herring and monkfish prepared in honour 
of St Andrew, the patron of saint of fishing
August 30, 2021
Two choice cuts this month in honour of St Cornelius, the patron saint of cattle
July 29, 2021
Grouse breasts with pancetta and olive tapenade
July 01, 2021
Our hostess rises to the occasion this month 
with a pair of soufflé recipes
June 01, 2021
In honour of Sister Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of poultry, this month our chef serves chicken croquettes with wild garlic pesto
April 02, 2021
Tessa Balfour on her family tradition: potted shrimps for supper on Holy Saturday.
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