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T-bone Steaks with Board Sauce

Imagine how easy dinner could be if you mixed – right on a chopping board – a handful of raw ingredients that play well together and then dragged your steaks through that spontaneous ‘sauce’. Feel […]

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AN ANTIPASTI PLATTER

Ah, the antipasti platter – grazie mille, Italia! This is probably the perfect way to eat while you’re drinking and ideal for a party. A little bit of ham, a little bit of cheese, olives, […]

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Parsee-Style Wedding Stew – Khattu Mitthu Lagan Nu Stew

We Parsees are not known for our vegetarian dishes. Eggs, yes. Vegetables, no! I know many that will not even touch a green pea and in many cases we destroy  the very element of a vegetable by […]

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Negroni

Although it doesn’t fit with the three-ingredient drinks in this book, our favourite Negroni is the Sloe Negroni, made with 4 equal measures: Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Countless […]

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CHAMOMILE PANNA COTTA TART

This really is a dreamy dessert – sweet, creamy and meltingly unctuous, and the pristine white surface makes the perfect canvas for artistic decoration. The panna cotta can, of course, be made without the encasing […]

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ROAST LEG OF LAMB WITH BASIL, PECORINO, GARLIC & WINE

This came about after I cooked a Greek dish that had a stuffing made from a Greek cheese (not unlike pecorino) and ground allspice. I’d never thought about a cheese stuffing for lamb before. So […]

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Butter Tart with Parkin Ice Cream

Mum was Catholic and Dad wasn’t, and there was no way he was going to let his children be raised in the Catholic Church. But we were allowed to be Protestants, so the United Reformed […]

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Layered Tomatoes, Courgettes & Potatoes

SERVES 4 3 courgettes, sliced into thick rounds 650g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm-thick slices 5 tablespoons good-quality olive oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 × 400g tins plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried […]

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Roasted squash and celery with sour cherries, Brazil nuts and aioli

This dish is a good example of how creative you can be when making a salad. Forgetting rules about which ingredients you should use in a salad, or how they should be prepared, allows for […]

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Rack of Lamb with Mango & Chilli Salad

The Indian name of this dish translates literally as ‘five fingers of ginger’, but ‘fingers’ alludes to the bones in a small rack of lamb. Use good-quality meat, as the cooking process is short and does not […]

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