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Squid Ink in London

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lemons Mar 10, 2011 11:41 AM

Nigella Lawson says one can buy packets of squid ink, and you certainly can't where I live in the middle of the US. Will be in London and thought I might try bringing some home, since black risotto is a last meal food choice for me. (Not that I'm planning such, but....) Where can I find it?

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    butterfly RE: lemons Mar 10, 2011 11:57 AM

    It's a little pricey (at least compared to here in Spain), but you can buy it mail-order from tienda.com:

    http://www.tienda.com/food/products/s...

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      lemons RE: butterfly Mar 10, 2011 01:09 PM

      I can mail order it from here in the States; I was hoping to just tuck a little in my bag. In a sealed container, of course.

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        foreignmuck RE: lemons Mar 10, 2011 01:13 PM

        You can buy it in my local fishmongers - Le Petit Poissoniere, on Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill. Its a nice part of town to visit too, esp if you walk up primrose hill itself..

        http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&s...

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      r.vacapinta RE: lemons Mar 11, 2011 02:35 AM

      You can get it at Carluccio's. Its a chain Italian restaurant you'll see all over town. They carry it in their attached shops.

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        lemons RE: r.vacapinta Mar 11, 2011 04:49 AM

        Excellent. Yes, I do know about Carluccio's; BBC Good Food mag is available where I live and they mention them sometimes. Good tip; thanks a lot.

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        Carluccio's
        Castle St, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1, GB

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          r.vacapinta RE: lemons Mar 11, 2011 04:55 AM

          On second thought, they may only have squid ink sauce which is not the same - I'd have to go check. Harrod's is probably the best bet for actual squid ink.

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            t_g RE: r.vacapinta Mar 11, 2011 05:01 AM

            i'd be surprised if they had it at carluccios, the only place i've seen it is at a fishmongers

      2. Peg RE: lemons Mar 11, 2011 05:02 AM

        They definitely have it in the Harvey Nicks food hall.

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