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FETA TEMPURA WITH CAPER MERINGUE AND LEMON MARMALADE

A famous London food critic once wrote about this dish: ‘It sounds absolutely bonkers, but tastes heavenly and it has been beautifully crafted by a master.’ Try it and judge for yourself!   sunflower oil, for deep-frying 500g (1lb 2oz) feta cheese, cut into 10 pieces rosemary sprigs and microherbs,…

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Polenta Pizza with spinach & roasted squash

SERVES 4 – 6 Polenta is a bit of an obsession of my mine. I enjoy it for breakfast, adore it cut into wedges and fried, and think it makes a pretty epic substitute for mash. But this easy pizza crust might just pip everything else to the post when…

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Roast tomatoes, fennel & chickpeas with preserved lemons & honey

It might seem a hassle to roast the fennel and tomatoes separately, but it does make things easier when you come to assemble this, as each element stays intact and keeps its shape. You can use flat-leaf parsley or mint leaves instead of coriander in the dressing, or extend the…

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“Meikle Logie” Lamb for Easter

During springtime, we get a great load of excellent lamb from our local farmers and friends John Bryce and his son Laurence. The lamb has normally been reared in the field in front of us, to the left of us or a mile up the road from our house “Meikle…

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Homemade Burger

PREPARATION TIME: about 25 minutes CUCUMBER SALAD: 1/4 cucumber or 1 baby cucumber 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper, to taste BURGER FILLING: 2 slices of tomato 2 slices of red onion 50g red cabbage or other type of cabbage 120g minced beef, max. 7%…

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Irish Boxty

Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake made with a mixture of cooked, mashed and grated raw potato. Its texture is part pancake, part hash brown. In Gaelic, boxty translates as ‘poor man’s bread’, as it was often served for breakfast in place of bread as an economical alternative. I…

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Brioches

ITALY Shall we have breakfast at home or in the bar? One thing’s for certain: breakfast will be sweet. Think of crème pâtissière secreted inside a delicious brioche. And a cappuccino, then maybe an espresso later on to really kick off the day. 150g (5 1/2 oz) 00 flour 100ml…

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BANANA, COFFEE & CHOCOLATE CHUNK CAKE

This recipe comes from Sabrina Ghayour’s delectable new book Feasts. This indulgent Banana, Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Cake has a salted caramel and peanut butter sundae top, satisfying any sweet tooth! SERVES 10–12 3 large eggs 3 very ripe large bananas, mashed to a fine purée 150g caster sugar 2…

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Lox

From Emma Spitzer’s Fress: Lox is salmon that has been cured or brined but not smoked, and the dry curing really brings out the flavour of the fish. I was lucky enough to visit New York a few times as a child and to enjoy the typical Jewish delis where…

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Grilled Sardines in a Spiced Roasted Tomato Sauce

* Canned sardines or pilchards in tomato sauce cooked with chalé sauce and served with rice or kenkey was an easy dish that my dad frequently rustled up when we were growing up and was one of the first dishes on my menu when I started putting on supper clubs…

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