Antony Worrall Thompson on ‘trendy’ cooking oils and a recipe for goats cheese salad. (See recipes).
[…] a fantastic Argan oil produced by a co-operative of Berber women in Morocco available, as far as I know from several outlets in London.
Ruth Hajioff, the person behind the oil, can be seen on her own stall in Borough Market every Saturday. It’s expensive, but if you want a little cookery treat, go out and buy some.
On the taste front, it is delicious, producing a toasty nut like flavour, very fruity with slightly bitter peppery overtones.
It can be used for salad dressings, sprinkled over soups, cheeses and salads or used in tagines and couscous. It is usually combined with lemon juice, rarely vinegar and is brilliant just as a dip for chunks of fresh bread. Give it a try and you’ll discover a new taste experience […]