Fregola or fregula is a Sardinian pasta grain made from wheat and is similar to middle-eastern couscous. It is cooked by boiling it in water in exactly the same way as any other pasta and takes about the same time to cook – 10-12 minutes – even though it is made of tiny grains.
Prunes are dried plums so anywhere you think a plum flavour will work try prunes instead. Because they are intensely flavoured by the drying process, use considerably less than if you were using fresh fruit.
Did you know that you can make meringue from the juice left in the tin of chickpeas? Don’t throw it…
See the craft of the butcher in action! Jason Yang, butcher at Fleishers Craft Butchery, breaks down half a cow into all the cuts you would see at your local butcher shop.