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DRY-BRAISED BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE & SICHUAN PEPPER 香辣蠔油牛肉

When you see ‘Beef in Oyster Sauce’ on a menu, it usually means beef slices in an oyster sauce gravy, which may be fine for some occasions, but this tongue-numbingly peppery yet sweet recipe really is the David Beckham of beef in oyster sauce. Using a wok really isn’t a …

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Toasted PBJ with Banana and Berries

From the prestigious Duck & Waffle comes this breakfast recipe to wake up your tastebuds: As if this recipe isn’t enough, we also have the Fat Boy variation, where we add maple-glazed bacon and a fried duck egg to the sandwich. Sounds weird, but trust me. Just make sure you …

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CHILLI HOT CHOCOLATE & MULLED CIDER

These two drink recipes from Flora Shedden are perfect for a cosy Bonfire Night. CHILLI HOT CHOCOLATE South Americans have long been championing this combination of spicy and sweet, and rightly so. I love hot chocolate to be quite rich and bitter, so this recipe relies solely on any sweetness …

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Roman-style Ravioli with Broccoli, Anchovies, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Ricotta

Ravioli alla Romana con broccoli, alici, pomodori secchi e ricotta or Roman-style Ravioli with broccoli, anchovies, sun-dried tomatoes & ricotta from Eleanora Galasso As the Romans Do. A ray of sunlight hits my favourite spot in the Biblioteca Angelica as I get lost in a book. Looking at the endless …

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Carrot Cake from the Hummingbird Bakery

A bestseller at The Hummingbird Bakery, this carrot cake is moist and full of flavour. You can vary how finely you chop the nuts for the sponge, and pecan nuts or walnuts can be substituted freely. For an extra special touch, decorate the top with mini carrots – these can …

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Chicken curry with butternut squash, potato & rum

It is a common habit in Goa to add either palm or cashew feni liqueur to meat dishes. As feni is not available in the UK, I have used dark rum instead. This is still quite authentic, as India is one of the world’s largest producers of rum.   SERVES …

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New Pink Gin

This cocktail is a fusion of two classic gin concoctions – Pink Gin and Gin and Tonic – and it pays homage to these two iconic drinks by giving them a modern interpretation. It has been created as a fresh alternative to a G&T, introducing new flavours while still keeping …

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MEDJOOL DATE, ESPRESSO & FENNEL MARTINI

Espresso martinis have become a staple of cocktail lists across London, and we have added our own Oklava touch. At the restaurant we use a Cypriot brandy called Anglias, which is available online, but any good-quality brandy would do. If you don’t have an espresso machine, we recommend brewing a …

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Green chilli cheeseburgers

From Richard H. Turner’s Prime: This started life as an ode to the famous Green Chilli Cheeseburger at the Bobcat Bite restaurant in Santa Fe, but as it developed I added more and more chillies. It might seem like a competitive attempt to burn your tastebuds into submission, but the …

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DOUBLE SWEET POTATO PIE

Sticky sweet, an amazing colour and made with over 50 per cent fruit, veg and nuts, this is James Wong’s nutrient-dense, no-added-sugar take on the soul-food classic. I am way too lazy to spend hours rolling out pastry, so I have concocted a super-easy crust using little more than sweet …

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