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Slow-cooked lamb with pomegranates & honey

Easy, but rich and exotic, a real feast for a long lazy weekend lunch or dinner. The lamb should be very soft, almost falling apart, but cooking time varies depending on the time of year, so start checking it after four hours. Serves 6 For the lamb 2kg (4lb 8oz) …

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FATTOUSH DIP with pitta chips

From Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook comes this recipe, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike! I prefer this purple dip made with kidney beans to its more common chickpea-based cousin hummus as it’s easier to make it smooth, light and creamy. (Seriously, I’m never going to hand peel a …

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CANTUCCI E VIN SANTO or Almond biscuits with vin santo

Ah . . . cantucci – crisp, delicate and studded with almonds. They really are the quintessential Italian biscuit. And they make the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of sweet vin santo or “holy wine”. Traditionally these wines are from Tuscany and are sweet, nutty and caramelly. Like liquid …

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“Eggs Benedict” salt beef bagel & mustard hollandaise

Eggs Benedict, along with its siblings Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, is up there with the most famous of egg dishes. Traditionally, it’s a toasted muffin, sliced ham, a poached egg and a good lashing of hollandaise. In the old days, ox tongue was used instead of ham – someone …

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Hot and Spicy Chilli Chicken

This week we are featuring a recipe from Chetna Makan’s new book. Chilli chicken is very popular in India, where it is mostly eaten with fried rice or chow mein. Beware – this is one hot dish! Feel free to tone down the heat according to your liking. Replace the …

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EASTERN MESS

Enjoy Wimbledon this weekend with an Eton Mess recipe with a twist. Sabrina Ghayour’s Eastern Mess is a Persian take on the traditional British dessert, replacing strawberries with raspberries and adding a taste of the Middle East. This version is perfumed with Persian rosewater and combined with raspberries, basil and …

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Black Velvet Cake (or Wardrobe Cake)

July 7th is National Chocolate day! To celebrate we have unearthed a glorious chocolate cake recipe to tantalise the taste buds. With the added ingredient of a half pint of Guinness, this is a cake that truly explores the depths and taste of chocolate. Rich and indulgent, it is a …

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London Food Month Pictures

Last Sunday saw us gather in Foyles Charing Cross Road for a few talks, a few tastings and a lot of gin, with some of London’s best food & drink writers. Take a look at some of the pictures below.

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BOBBY BRIGGS’S BBQ SPECIAL BURGER

Get a taste of Twin Peaks with the Bobby Briggs BBQ Special Burger.  There’s a few elements to this recipe, so you can do it all from scratch or just cherry pick your favourite bits. SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 45 MINUTES 2kg (8½ cups) coarsely minced …

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CENTRAL TEXAS BEEF SHORT RIBS

SERVES: 6–8 | PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES | COOKING TIME: 6–7 HOURS | RESTING TIME: 1–2 HOURS SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: WATER SMOKER, 4 LARGE HANDFULS MESQUITE OR OAK WOOD CHUNKS, SPRAY BOTTLE FILLED WITH WATER, INSTANT-READ THERMOMETER; DRY, INSULATED COOLER This recipe comes straight out of an epic day I spent …

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