Kerry Fox’s Chicken and Barley Dinner

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Appears in

A World in My Kitchen

A World in My Kitchen

By Peter Gordon

Published 2003

  • About

My partner Michael and I lived in London with New Zealand actress Kerry Fox for over seven years. In fact, her son Eric Linklater was born in oar home. We used to take tarns at cooking and this recipe is based on one of Kerry’s favourite dishes.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup


Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Crease a ceramic or roasting dish with olive oil or butter. Place barley in dish and scatter over leek, onions, carrot, garlic, herbs, and salt and pepper.

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