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golden beetroot recipe

Roasting Golden Beetroot

I was educated at a convent and the main thing I learnt there I am ashamed to say is how to hate beetroot. At almost every meal there was a  bowl of sinister da...
Egyptian shrimp with couscous recipe

Egyptian Couscous With Garlic Shrimp

I experimented with this Egyptian dish as part of the collection of recipes from countries where Wellington fought Napoleon, and it turned out to be very succes...
gorgonzola millefeuille recipe

Gorgeous Gorgonzola Millefeuille

This idea comes from a restaurant in Paris called Neige d’Été in the 15th arrondissement. The Japanese chef, Hideki Nishi, assimilates a French approach and ser...
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,...
stuffed mushrooms recipe

Tivoli Stuffed Mushrooms

"Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute.... at last she stretched her arms around it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of t...