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Carrot Cake from the Hummingbird Bakery

A bestseller at The Hummingbird Bakery, this carrot cake is moist and full of flavour. You can vary how finely you chop the nuts for the sponge, and pecan nuts or walnuts can be substituted […]

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Chicken curry with butternut squash, potato & rum

It is a common habit in Goa to add either palm or cashew feni liqueur to meat dishes. As feni is not available in the UK, I have used dark rum instead. This is still […]

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Green chilli cheeseburgers

From Richard H. Turner’s Prime: This started life as an ode to the famous Green Chilli Cheeseburger at the Bobcat Bite restaurant in Santa Fe, but as it developed I added more and more chillies. […]

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ŞEFTALI (or Cypriot kebab)

From Selin Kiazim’s gorgeus book Oklava, comes this unique recipe for Cypriot kebab: Şeftali was probably one of the first things I planned to put on the menu at Oklava, first because it’s a Cypriot […]

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Slow-cooked lamb with pomegranates & honey

Easy, but rich and exotic, a real feast for a long lazy weekend lunch or dinner. The lamb should be very soft, almost falling apart, but cooking time varies depending on the time of year, […]

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FATTOUSH DIP with pitta chips

From Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook comes this recipe, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike! I prefer this purple dip made with kidney beans to its more common chickpea-based cousin hummus as it’s easier […]

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“Eggs Benedict” salt beef bagel & mustard hollandaise

Eggs Benedict, along with its siblings Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, is up there with the most famous of egg dishes. Traditionally, it’s a toasted muffin, sliced ham, a poached egg and a good lashing […]

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Hot and Spicy Chilli Chicken

This week we are featuring a recipe from Chetna Makan’s new book. Chilli chicken is very popular in India, where it is mostly eaten with fried rice or chow mein. Beware – this is one […]

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EASTERN MESS

Enjoy Wimbledon this weekend with an Eton Mess recipe with a twist. Sabrina Ghayour’s Eastern Mess is a Persian take on the traditional British dessert, replacing strawberries with raspberries and adding a taste of the […]

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Black Velvet Cake (or Wardrobe Cake)

July 7th is National Chocolate day! To celebrate we have unearthed a glorious chocolate cake recipe to tantalise the taste buds. With the added ingredient of a half pint of Guinness, this is a cake […]

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London Food Month Pictures

Last Sunday saw us gather in Foyles Charing Cross Road for a few talks, a few tastings and a lot of gin, with some of London’s best food & drink writers. Take a look at […]

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BOBBY BRIGGS’S BBQ SPECIAL BURGER

Get a taste of Twin Peaks with the Bobby Briggs BBQ Special Burger.  There’s a few elements to this recipe, so you can do it all from scratch or just cherry pick your favourite bits. […]

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