Recipe: Boulangere Potatoes


FROM humble beginnings, boulangere potatoes is a traditional French accompaniment to roast meat and works great as a side dish when feeding a crowd.

According to my lovely French friend, Helene, the correct term is ‘pommes de terre à la boulangère’ which translates to ‘baker’s potatoes’. The story originates in rural France where villagers would assemble this dish at home and use the heat from the baker’s oven to cook their potatoes at the end of the day. Traditionally, they would roast lamb on a rack above the potatoes so that the juices would drip down into the dish.

Last weekend, my inlaws came over for dinner and I planned to do a leg of lamb for the four of us. Boulangere potatoes are a nice alternative to the English roast spud and look slightly fancier, perfect for a dinner party! Not least because you can assemble this dish in advance, bung it in an oven and forget about it until it’s time to serve.

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Eating our way around Rome

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ROME, the eternal city. World renowned for its historical sites, The Vatican and much like the rest of Italy, its food. We were lucky enough to visit back in July and it’s safe to say we had an amazing time and returned home with happy hearts and full stomachs.

The best Italian food relies on the high quality of its ingredients; the freshness and simplicity of a dish are the markers of good Italian food. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular across the globe – you’re never more than 100 metres away from pizza, FACT. Slight exaggeration, granted.

The food in Rome is no exception to this and we made it our mission to eat as much good food as possible. We tried some of Rome’s classic dishes and we don’t regret a single bite! I’ve listed some of our favourites down below and hope you get to try them on your next visit to Rome!

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