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medlar

All About Medlars

"I ate it all, all of it, culminating in the platonic ideal of farmers' markets: real farmers offering walnuts, honey, medlars in the bonkers ruins of Szimpla K...
how to make damson gin

How to Make Damson Gin

We began our annual September damson gin production line many years ago more by luck than design.At that time we were living in London, urban beings living ...

The Best Zester

At the end of the recent Food Bloggers Connect event in London we were all issued with bulging goodie bags. There were one or two interesting items, but by far ...
cheats' mayonnaise

Cheats’ Mayonnaise

"Now that I've spent years observing how grand people live I've learnt that the ultimate grand person's food... is not caviar, truffles, virgin olive oil or fan...
how to make a caipirinha

How to Make the Best Caipirinha

"And those caipirinhas at Galeto Sats! You get a lot of bang for your buck." Tom Le Mesurier, Eat Rio   I’ve just returned from Brazil where...
Induction v Ceramic Hobs

Induction v Ceramic Hobs

I travel quite a bit, and sometimes I cook on my beloved aga, sometimes I use an induction hob, and sometimes an electric-ceramic one; occasionally, when I’m lu...