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How to feel rich for a quid: peanut-sesame noodles

There aren’t many foods I miss from childhood, nothing remarkable or special to my family anyway. My grandma’s apple pie, perhaps, because we had it, without fail, every time we went to visit. Tuppence-worth of hot chips on a cold … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make cheese #2 and palak paneer

If labne‘s not your thing, or you want something a little more sturdy that you can cook with, then perhaps try making paneer. Common to south-east Asia, it’s a cheese that is difficult to buy yet really easy to make. Easy … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make cheese #1

Cheese, she says. I can hear the sighs from here. But cheese isn’t all the hard stuff, only produced by those wearing hairnets and plastic shoes. It can also be the likes of this labne, or ricotta, or paneer, soft cheeses … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: Meera Sodha’s spicy chickpeas

It’s only at weekends that the idea of eating more than one or two dishes crosses my mind. Even then, the starter is often replaced by something that can be cooked and eaten simply: a dip, a handful of something … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make bread #1

If you look at some bread books, and courses, you’d think making bread was the hardest, most complicated thing ever attempted in a kitchen. And, in some ways, it is worth spending time on making it the best it can be; since … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: glossy, shiny chocolate cake

Oh really, you say, a quid, to make a chocolate cake? To make THAT chocolate cake? Oh yes, I reply, a quid. Not, I hasten to add, because I expect a chocolate cake to cost £1 to make; come on; no … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: avocado toast

Once upon a time, as a student and beyond, I used to eat a lot of avocado and mayonnaise sandwiches. They were cheap, delicious and very easy. Several decades later, avocado on toast is a ubiquity and costs around £4 … Continue reading

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