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  1. Hungarian Beef Pörkölt

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    06/11/2012 by Mark Leach

    Not sure why I had an urge to make this Hungarian dish, or pörkölt, tonight. Perhaps it was seeing some fresh spätzle in the supermarket, crying out for a sauce. Whatever the reason I’m glad I made it because I just tasted it and it is very, very good. Even though I do say so myself!

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Ingredient of the week: pumpkin

It's September, so we say goodbye to one orange fruit, the sweet and juicy or sometimes dry and in-need-of-a-good-roasting apricot and hello to that master of disguise, the not so humble pumpkin. Large and round, narrow and thin, orange or alarmingly red, it's no wonder the pumpkin is associated with Halloween. They've appeared on one market stall so far but they'll soon be everywhere. The only way to deal with this vegetable is to roast it and add it to risottos or top it with something cheesy, cheese perhaps, and some nuts for a bit of crunch. Recipes to follow...