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One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti
And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? ~Bill Bryson
I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure. ~Anthony Bourdain
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet Van Horne
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
~George Bernard Shaw
A hen's egg is, quite simply, a work of art, a masterpiece of design and construction with, it has to be said, brilliant packaging.
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This cake was made for a friend from work who is moving on to greener pastures. Take the recipe Basic Cake Mix and double it. Make it all in one bowl with added orange zest up until you are ready to … Continue reading
These are not traditional French macaroons by any standard, they are far easier to make, just a yummy but more of a biscuit bite. You will need: wooden spoon, bowl, scales, greased baking tray. Ingredients: 2 eggs whites 200g ground almonds 30g … Continue reading
One of the first cakes I ever made, and not the most conventional method either! You will need: saucepan, wooden spoon, scales, cake tin. Ingredients: 4oz marg 1 cup if milk 1 cup of sugar 2 cups of self raising … Continue reading
I nabbed this from Jamie’s 30 minute meals, it’s absolutely scrummy, and super easy 🙂 You will need: bowl, spoon, baking tray, teaspoon. Ingredients: pack of 6 pastry cases 100g butter 100g ground almonds 100g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla … Continue reading
These are delightfully sophisticated for dessert, and because they’re rich, you won’t want more than one. You will need: tablespoon, bowl and saucepan for a ban marie, tray. Ingredients: pack of 6 or 8 all butter pastry cases 320g rich … Continue reading
You would think this would be overly sweet, however it works beautifully, not sickly at all, and absolutely scrumptious with ice cream, cream or custard!! You will need: oven proof dish, bowl, scales, can opener / knife and chopping board. … Continue reading