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Nigel’s onion and cheese tart

What is the thing you always have too much of in the fridge/house? Mine is dairy: for example I currently have Parmesan, Cheddar, Brie, and St Agur, cream cheese and Italian mascarpone and butter. Usually I have a pot of … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s Fried Egg Sandwich…Make Two

There are some recipes for which I am eternally grateful. The chocolate mousse one that I learnt in France, the tip for a perfect roast chicken, the cheese soufflĂ© that I never get sick of. I have a small collection … Continue reading

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Mussels with sherry, bacon and crabmeat

Mussels are probably my favourite seafood. Cheap, easy to get hold of and not in the least bit faffy to cook, they fulfil my desire for the pleasure of the taste without any of the pain. I have watched crabs … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: Made in Sicily and a simple tomato sauce

As a non-pasta-eater I am not the biggest fan of Italian food. Yes, I know there is a lot more to Italian cuisine than durum wheat but, you have to admit, many of the greatest recipes revolve around it. Which … Continue reading

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Vietnamese salad recipe

The good news, at least as far as I’m concerned, is that the bug is starting to lose its grip. The bad news is so is the good weather. Blue sky has given way to grey clouds, a drop of … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato, garlic and goat’s cheese tart

Tons of tomatoes, a bit of forgotten puff pastry left over from last week’s anchovy tart and plenty of herbs on the balcony made me start thinking about another tart. And it seems I’m not the only one: both David … Continue reading

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Lime and coriander salsa and a failed Nigel Slater recipe

Sometimes the greatest ideas, the most obvious combinations lead to naught. I don’t mind my dinner being a bit rubbish if I haven’t made much effort. But when I have followed a recipe to the letter, not making any substitutions … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s Tomatoes on Toast

Don’t be fooled by that innocuous description. I think these could be life-changing tomatoes on toast, the sort of tomatoes that turn ‘on toast’ from the bridesmaid to the bride. What is it with these Antipodeans and their ability to … Continue reading

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Wednesday roast: classic two-lemon chicken

Why is it a Sunday roast? Why not a Monday, or Tuesday, or even Wednesday roast? Yes, yes, I get all the likely history and the fact that most of neither have the time or energy to think about a … Continue reading

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Friday tapas: homegrown courgette gratin, tortilla and salbitxada

In the Evening Standard last night there was one of those empty-headed ‘filler’ pieces that said that Rafael Nadal is one of the reasons why we’re buying more Spanish wine in the UK. There was no hard evidence that the … Continue reading

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