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Diversion Tactics

Sometimes, the best away around getting on with work is just not to do any at all. So it was on Tuesday, when we sat down to write recipes together, that we found ourselves distracted by the thought of lunch, … Continue reading

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Summer/Autumn Collection

Crikey O Riley, there’s a nip in the air! The sun, who every now and then peers round our corner of the globe, seems to have brought with him the dawn of a new season. It’s a little like he … Continue reading

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Cool prawn pho for a hot city night

When the summer’s here but the clouds refuse to break so that the city is shrouded in a perpetual, temper-inducing fug of humidity, the only thing I fancy eating is a clean, Vietnamese pho. I’ve been meaning to try my … Continue reading

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Pauper’s butter bean and rosemary hummus

Not to be missed. Just a quick post before I grab my bag and fly away to a beautifully rugged Greek island tomorrow morning. Ha! Just thought I’d slip that in there. This simple substitute recipe for hummus came to … Continue reading

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Vietnamese beef salad with teriyaki shitake mushrooms

I altered this salad slightly from Nigel Slater’s version in Kitchen Diaries, adding spring onions and using rocket instead of watercress. It was served up for a tired, hungry Raph last night and he adored it – not once bemoaning … Continue reading

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All the way from America…

Not that it’s far these days, what with the expedience of electronic-mail. This one’s courtesy of a dear friend in NYC who used to live on sliced bread and quartered apples and has since enlarged her culinary repertoire to include … Continue reading

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You can’t beat root.

Forget the nasty crinkle-cut stuff drowning in vinegar from your school days. Fresh muddy bulbs of deep red beetroot are the business. Boil whole bulbs (2 or 3 depending on how big you want your salad) for about an hour—don’t … Continue reading

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