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Turkish green plums

Turkey’s Sour Green Plums

This month I’m in Turkey, and, in Istanbul, it’s also the month of the festival of the Tulip. From the moment we arrived, even just driving out of the airport, ...
Learning about Burgundy at Berry Brothers and Rudd

Why Is Burgundy So Special?

This post is contributed by Domini Hogg, for which many thanks: If you are ever lucky enough to be offered a tasting with Berry Bros & Rudd, I ...
chicken in paris pastry

Stairway To Heaven Hens In Paris Pastry

This recipe is good for left-over chicken, it looks magnificent and it freezes well. It has the added advantage of being a complete meal in itself – protein (th...
manhattan cocktail with cherry cannon ball

A Muddled And Mixed-up Manhattan Cocktail

"As for the Sophisticated Lady, draw the blinds and curtains and turn up the lamplight. Her make-up will look better that way and even you will be happier.....T...