Author Archives: Louise

Nigel Slater’s Blueberry and Peach Cake

I’ve not been cooking, or baking very much recently. There was the small matter of having to move out of my flat for three weeks whilst it was redecorated, then there was a heatwave which never inspires me to go … Continue reading

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‘Sometimes it snows in April’: braised beans with greens

I didn’t think I’d get a chance to share this post before next winter, what with the sun coming out and all thoughts of food turning to asparagus and barbecues. But, suddenly, it’s really cold again and these beans are … Continue reading

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Palomar’s cured lemon paste

Palomar is a restaurant in central London that I discovered, along with an awful lot of other people, a couple of years ago. I ate there, for the first and only time, on my birthday after we found that our … Continue reading

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Weekend baking: Pierre Hermé’s chocolate shortbread

A little bit of Alsace for you here, via Pierre Hermé and the Guardian. A really simple, really chocolately biscuit that takes minutes to prep and minutes to bake (though you do need to chill the dough for a few … Continue reading

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Fast, perfect noodles

January whizzed past at a rate of knots this year and barely anything I cooked registered as worth a blog post. Except these, which are possibly my favourite fast-food discovery for a while. Late-night food in my flat barely lifts … Continue reading

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‘Forgotten’ lamb for the slowest weekend of the year

If ever there was a weekend for this recipe, it’s this one. The rush and post-prandial fug of Christmas may be lifting, but there’s still an indolence in the air, a desire not to start anything new, or too energetic just … Continue reading

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The Autumn Collection: River Cottage potatoes dauphinoise with cepes

We had the first frosts this week. Well, the first ones in London. And, though it was wonderful to wake up to such bright, sharp cold, it made me realise how lucky we have been with the weather this autumn. Nothing … Continue reading

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