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coconut rice recipe

Coconut rice for a bridegroom

So last month we were off to India for a wedding.It was a wonderful wedding in so many ways, but there was one drawback: most of the time the couple were si...
courgette and apple balsamic vinegar

Courgettes and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

I bought a bottle of apple balsamic vinegar because it looked intriguing - and then I wondered what to do with it. After concerted experimentation I found it we...
velvet piopinni

Velvet Pioppini – Fairytale Funghi

Wandering happily around a wonderful Italian supermarket in Aosta, I came upon some beautiful, miniature mushrooms labelled pholiota aegerita. They looked as if...
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...