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Tiramisu alla Polpo

Meaning “pick me up” in Italian, Tiramisù, when done properly, is delightfully light (thanks to using mascarpone rather than stodgier, sicklier whipped cream) and sexy (thanks to the double dose of booze) when done properly. But for such an iconic … Continue reading

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tough, squat little acorn squash are a chore to peel, so they’re best cut in half and roasted to soften the tasty, nutty flesh, then you can simply scoop it all out to make a soup, pasta filling (for example, … Continue reading

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Happy Rosh Hashanah! Have Some Honey Cake…

Sticky, citrussy and laced with warming cinnamon, honey cake is traditionally eaten to symbolise sweet beginnings on Jewish new year – a ritual well worth adopting in my book. A topping of caramelised pear slices makes this the best looking … Continue reading

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Another London Bar for Mozzarella Mecca Obikà

There is mozzarella – those bland, chewy white blobs that spring out of supermarket packets like over-sized eyeballs – and then there’s mozzarella – sigh-inducing melt-in-the-mouth clouds, glossy and snow white on the outside, gooey like whipped cream at their … Continue reading

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Maman Blanc’s Salad

Like any dutiful French son, Raymond Blanc extolls the virtues of his mothers cooking. Despite all his accolades, he still goes watery eyed at the thought mother’s seasonal Bourgogne fayre, and fighting his four brothers to mop up the vinegary … Continue reading

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Britain, Spice Up Your Food!

Every felt your fish & chips lacked a certain something? Think the Yorkshire pud could do with livening up, or that your Shepherd’s Pie lacks flair? Well, chefs Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh believe that any traditional British dish would … Continue reading

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KITCHENETTE: London’s New Hub for Food Entrepreneurs

At first this just sounded like another pop-up – admittedly a very appealing one, with epic brunches provided by The Good Egg Cafe and cookery demos from top chefs such as Roast’s Marcus Verberne, all in a disused Citroen garage … Continue reading

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