When people bring their food in to your Kitchen
Now what really is Aioli, some times spelt Aoli or Allioli? All pronounced Ay-Oh-Lee. Of course it’s a garlic mayonnaise of sorts but, to use eggs or not to use eggs? Traditionally Spanish aioli was made with out eggs carefully emulsifying garlic with oil. Aioli originates from France but it has become popular in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta not to mention Britain, although often we cheat mixing a garlic clove in a pot of ready-made mayonnaise! While the Italians add mashed potato and the Maltese tomato. But I came across an emulsified quick and easy milk version from a Spanish chef friend, which fascinated me, I’d never seen anything like it before and had to experiment.
There’s one essential thing to know about Iceland - it's 2 – 3 times the price of the UK, it may put you off but the stunning views, friendly people and divine food will make you forget about the credit card bill at the end of the month. Apparently, they dropped a few 0’s off their currency. It’s now approximately 130 krona to £1 or for calculations say each 1000kr is approx. £7.50.
In the good old days when ABC was singing about poisoned arrows and Jimmy Saville was well respected (I never liked him) lamb shanks were a thing of revoltingness with the fore shank and hind shank being a lower sheep's leg of connective tissue and fatiness, needing hours of old fashioned slow cooking to render it down to an edible state – you could get a shank for less than a pound then, after all it’s only a ‘Tibia’.