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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 make garlic oil

Brazilian Garlic Oil

On a recent trip to Brazil we stopped for lunch at the idyllic Bar Cepilho, right on the beach near Trindade (three or four hours south of Rio).A truly sta...
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...