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Kay Plunkett-Hogge

THE NEGRONI

This is alleged to have been invented in Florence by Count Negroni, who asked the bartender at the Hotel Baglioni to strengthen his Americano with a spot of gin, but no one knows if this […]

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CANTUCCI E VIN SANTO or Almond biscuits with vin santo

Ah . . . cantucci – crisp, delicate and studded with almonds. They really are the quintessential Italian biscuit. And they make the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of sweet vin santo or “holy […]

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Recipe of the Week: Gambas al Pil Pil

Gambas al Pil Pil Prawns in spicy oil Probably my favourite tapas. I have been known to hog the whole bowl, much to the consternation of my guests … The dish is such a reflection […]

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