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how to make a sauce vierge

Sauce Vierge by the Rule of Fives

The key ingredients of this French sauce vierge are olive oil, lemon juice and chopped tomato and basil. Sometimes the oil is infused with a little dry fried, a...
how to boil an egg

So You Think You Know How to Boil an Egg?

“Messer Lorenzo…. believes that those who have mastered the art of egg-boiling…are useful and worthy creatures. And because Messer Lorenzo believes that egg-boi...
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 ...
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...
how to cook sweetbreads

How to Prepare and Cook Sublime Sweetbreads

“The greatest of all ‘umbles is the sweetbread……There’s something about the combination of rich, spongy flesh and a delicate offal flavour that makes it the mos...
cherry tomato sauce recipe

Raffaele’s Cheerful Cherry Tomato Sauce

"A new species has sprung up in British gardens: the tomato sitter. A boom in grow-your-own fruit and vegetables has seen increasing demand for the horticultura...