Monthly Archives: July 2013

Let’s Talk About Choux: Salted Caramel Eclairs

The Bake-Off is back. Last summer I was entranced as Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood oversaw 12 amateurs kneading, icing, whipping and tempering their way to baking glory. In this veritable cakeathon I saw things I never thought of people being … Continue reading

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Nara: The New Eating-Out App

While this blog is primarily about my home cooking endeavours, from time to time I’ll come across wider gastro news and launches that I think may interest my fellow foodies – like this new app, which generates accurate, personalised recommendations … Continue reading

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Foodie Inspiration No5

Maybe it’s something to do with the fact it FINALLY feels like summer, or because of last weekend’s sporting triumphs (thank you very much, Sir Andy and Lions) – whatever the reason, nothing appealed to me more today than the … Continue reading

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Pan-fried Sea Bass with Sauce Vierge and Fondant Potatoes

This is a great dish because it sounds rather fancy and chef-y but is in fact incredibly straightforward. The key with this one is just timings and moving quickly: both the fish and the sauce only take a few minutes … Continue reading

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El Bulli Comes to London

The legendary Catalan restaurant may have closed its doors two years ago, but the gels, emulsions and ‘texturas’ live on as a major retrospective opens today at Somerset House. Frozen Parmesan air with muesli, Kellogg’s puffed rice paella and amber-glowing … Continue reading

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