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Homemade Burger

PREPARATION TIME: about 25 minutes CUCUMBER SALAD: 1/4 cucumber or 1 baby cucumber 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper, to taste BURGER FILLING: 2 slices of tomato 2 slices of […]

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Brioches

ITALY Shall we have breakfast at home or in the bar? One thing’s for certain: breakfast will be sweet. Think of crème pâtissière secreted inside a delicious brioche. And a cappuccino, then maybe an espresso […]

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Lox

From Emma Spitzer’s Fress: Lox is salmon that has been cured or brined but not smoked, and the dry curing really brings out the flavour of the fish. I was lucky enough to visit New […]

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Prawn & Coconut Soup

Serves 2 351 calories 16.3g saturated fat 1 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil 1 hot red chilli, deseeded and chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped a small knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated ½ […]

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Deep-fried Chocolate Bar with Malt Ice Cream and Oat Crunch

We gave this a go on Burns Night and it went crazy. Naturally it went on the menu, but after a few weeks we had to take it off again. Sounds strange, but we couldn’t […]

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Fennel and Potato Latkes with Lemon and Chive Aioli

I used to enjoy latkes every Chanukah, when they are traditionally served to symbolize the miracle of oil (yes, oily foods are the done thing during this festival), along with cheese blintzes and doughnuts. The […]

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Cider-brined chicken with prunes, chestnuts and baby onions

An excellent Christmas option if you don’t want to cook a turkey. It’s as bronze as a footballer’s WAG (the brine, because it contains sugar, means that the skin becomes a good deep colour) and […]

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My mother-in-law’s glazed ham with stewed kale

SERVES 12–14 3kg lightly salt-cured smoked boneless gammon joint in netting (order from your butcher’s) 4 tablespoons Homemade Christmas Mustard (see below, or buy some good-quality mustard) 4 tablespoons brown sugar finely grated zest and […]

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BROWN BUTTER SALTED MAPLE PUMPKIN PIE

SERVES 10–12 PREPARATION TIME: 1 HOUR, PLUS COOLING COOKING TIME: 30 MINUTES FOR THE PASTRY; 1 HOUR FOR THE PIE   For Brits, pumpkin pie sounds a bit on the “weirdy-woos” side, but in America, […]

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DRY-BRAISED BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE & SICHUAN PEPPER 香辣蠔油牛肉

When you see ‘Beef in Oyster Sauce’ on a menu, it usually means beef slices in an oyster sauce gravy, which may be fine for some occasions, but this tongue-numbingly peppery yet sweet recipe really […]

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Toasted PBJ with Banana and Berries

From the prestigious Duck & Waffle comes this breakfast recipe to wake up your tastebuds: As if this recipe isn’t enough, we also have the Fat Boy variation, where we add maple-glazed bacon and a […]

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Roman-style Ravioli with Broccoli, Anchovies, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Ricotta

Ravioli alla Romana con broccoli, alici, pomodori secchi e ricotta or Roman-style Ravioli with broccoli, anchovies, sun-dried tomatoes & ricotta from Eleanora Galasso As the Romans Do. A ray of sunlight hits my favourite spot […]

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