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White onion and bay leaf soup with Ogleshield and hazelnuts: I ordered this amazing soup at one of my favourite local Bristol restaurants Wallfish and begged the recipe from the chef, Seldon Curry. It's tastes like the sweetest of oniony fondues and is soooo delicious.
Dec 3 Read more
The Barbary, Covent Garden : There are two good reasons for eating at The Barbary. One is the Jerusalem bagel, a wondrous piece of baking. Served warm from the oven, encrusted in spicy sesame seeds it must be the best bread roll in town.
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8 great wine and other matches for Stollen: Although stollen is a little bit lighter than the classic British Christmas baking some of the pairings I suggested with mince pies (like sweet sherry and tawny port) will work too . . .
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Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz 2008: If you want to drink interesting wine pop into your local indie. Shouldn’t need saying but even I sometimes forget
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Which foods pair best with whisky?: I’ve been a bit of a sceptic in the past about pairing food with whisky. Not that there aren’t some great combinations but I find it hard to sustain for more than one dish.
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5 wine and beer pairings for shepherd’s pie : You’ll always find people argue about shepherd’s pie but in my view it should be made with lamb rather than beef (that’s cottage pie) and with very little, if any tomato - apart from maybe a dash of ketchup for sweetness.
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