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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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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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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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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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Caponata: The Sensational Sicilian!

I had my first taste of Caponata on holiday in Taormina two years ago and haven’t been able to get enough of this rich, tomatoey Sicilian stew since. It has a slightly caramelised, sticky sweetness thanks to the very slowly … Continue reading

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