Valencian paella

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Valencian paella

To qualify as a proper paella, the dish must be cooked in the open air by a man (or men) in a double-handled raw iron pan set over the embers of a campfire. Essential ingreditients are round-grain rice, saffron, olive oil, water and salt, plus whatever foraged ingredients come to hand: in the rice paddies of Valencia, rabbit, frog-legs and snails are usual. Vegetarians can stick with fresh of pre…

Boston clam chowder as served at Legal Seafood on the Boston seafront with Julia Child circa 1986....

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Clam chowder


Here's a single strip recipe for vanilla custard with its related recipes - no 52, well, these things take time!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Vanilla custard fin

no. 54 out of 80 (progress, eh?) Ethiopian chicken w'ett is a special party-dish. Unusual features: skin the chicken (normal instruction in a hot climate) and cook the onion in water rather than fry.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Ethiopian w'ett

hot off the press...actually, a bit slow as it's for January 6th and we're nearly into February. Hope you like the camels.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018



Monday, 22 January 2018

Parmigiana cookstrip

Italian Parmigiana



A Proper Mexican Guacamole

Monday, 8 January 2018

Guacamole pic

Just finished a new cartoon – a proper Mexican guacamole – as I'm sure you know, it's a flavoured mash (a bit like scrunched potatoes) not a puree!

Many thanks to supporters so far!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

...and please pass on the news to anyone you think might be interested. It's a steep learning curve, crowd-funding. But I like the anarchy of self-publishing - Dickens did it after all, and he was no slouch, sales-wise.  Meanwhile I'll be posting images from my sketchbooks regularly on Instagram (the handle is elisabeth.luard).  The contents of my sketchbooks - I have hundreds from over the years…

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