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Apricot brandy pancakes


Apricot brandy pancakes: A simple and impressive recipe to serve for pancake day. Although apricots are obviously at their best in the summer you should be able to find imported ones from countries such as South Africa and Chile.

Feb 25 Read more

 Mampuku, Bordeaux


Mampuku, Bordeaux: My heart usually sinks when I’m recommended an Asian-fusion restaurant in France. It generally means a mishmash of dishes devised by a chef who’s never set foot on the continent.

Dec 15 Read more

Wine with lobster: 5 of the best pairings

Top pairings

Wine with lobster: 5 of the best pairings: There’s such an obvious wine match for lobster (great chardonnay) that you might wonder if it was worth considering anything else but there are other interesting alternatives.

Feb 27 Read more

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2015

Drink discoveries

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2015: As I pointed out in my Guardian column this week Australian wines are fetching some pretty steep prices but to drink a Hunter Valley semillon of this quality it’s absolutely worth it.

Feb 18 Read more

4 New Orleans cocktails for Mardi Gras

Spirits & cocktails

4 New Orleans cocktails for Mardi Gras: If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras in style you can do no better than go for one of the classic New Orleans cocktails which, according to my learned friend Jared Brown of Mixellany, are the Ramos Gin Fizz, Hurricane, Vieux Carré and the Obituary.

Feb 15 Read more

6 of the best drinks to pair with tacos

Beer & cider

6 of the best drinks to pair with tacos: It’s a little ironic that just as Trump is planning a wall to keep the Mexicans OUT we cant get enough of Mexican food at the moment. Especially tacos.

Feb 16 Read more



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