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Baked apples with porter cake crumbs and whiskey custard: A perfect, simple, but indulgent winter pudding from Trish Deseine's lovely new book about Irish cooking, Home. "Truly unbeatable when made with thick Irish cream, farmyard eggs and a dash of Bushmills."
Nov 21 Read more
45 Jermyn Street, Fortnum and Mason: It’s hard to stand out amidst the flood of new restaurant openings that greet each week in London at the moment but the magical words ‘caviar trolley’ give you as good a chance as any.
Nov 15 Read more
What wines and beers to match with meaty stews and casseroles: Given we're seeing the first snow of the winter this weekend I thought I'd re-run this post from January 2007, referring to similarly bleak weather conditions.
Nov 21 Read more
Wine of the week: Gentilini Eclipse 2013: I must confess a sentimental attachment to Gentilini who I visited on the beautiful island of Kefalonia back in 2001 when I was researching a feature on Greek food.(Kefalonia - or Cephalonia as it's sometimes spelt - is where the book and film Captain Corelli's Mandolin was set.)
Nov 23 Read more
The Hanky Panky: the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail.: We asked our mixologist friends Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller of Mixellany to come up with the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail. This is it.
Nov 12 Read more
Lamb tagine with a chorizo-infused beer: It’s unusual for me to have two consecutive beer pairings as my match of the week but not surprising given that this week’s comes from an excellent beer dinner at The Bull, Highgate to mark the launch of Canadian beer and food expert Stephen Beaumont’s Beer and Food Companion
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