peach melba recipe

Operatic Peach Melba

The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner at The Savoy for the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba, in the early 1890s. Melba was singing in Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin. In ...
recipe for the best mince pies

Mince pies par excellence

“Q: Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?A: A Mince Spy!” Christmas cracker joke  Mince pies are another Christmas commodity that is, like brandy...
chocolate and apricot tart recipe

Lebanese chocolate and apricot tart

Several decades ago I was with the Saucy Dressings' Chief Taster on the way to a business meeting in Shepherds Market (yes, really, I know it's famed for other ...