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Val McDermid with Sue Black at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writers’ Soft Herring Roes

What actually are herring roes? Sometimes known as 'melts', soft herring roes are the creamy, rich roes of male herring. 2014 was a bad year for them, and tinn...
omelette recipe

Failsafe Way To Make The Perfect Omelette

“Madame Poulard avait confectionné une omelette rosée, baveuse, savoureuse à souhait, et qu’elle offrait elle-même à ses hôtes : ‘Voilà Messieurs! Vous n’aurez ...
Indian-accented corn on the cob recipe

Indian-accented Corn On The Cob

"My intention was to go back to the Canyon for sunset when it is apparently even more spectacular with all the red condoms glowing in the light. My motel had a...
purple cauliflower recipe

Imperial Purple Gold-dusted Cauliflower

“First of all, as to cauliflower, here is a tip. If you are not lucky enough to cut your own fresh from the garden, do this: remove a sliver from the thick wood...
Gladiator salad, apple, pecan, bitter leaves

Gladiator Salad

"With the possible exception of an Olympic marathon, or a world boxing championship the race between the Dark and Light Blues represents the most brutal, harsh ...
pea tart

Formula One Pea Tart

I recently went to visit an engineering company in a northern Italian town, Ivrea (where the Olivetti typewriters used to be made). It was an impressive set up,...