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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 is a really easy recipe that is super impressive. The one below serves 2 but it could easy be doubled for 4 – a simple but elegant dinner party main served with green beans or asparagus and chunky chips. … Continue reading
I’ve always loved bagels, with cream and smoked salmon, with scrambled eggs and tomato sauce and toasted just dripping with butter You will need: scales, bowl, wooden spoon, knife, tablespoon, measuring jug, large pan, tongs, clean tea towel, greased baking … Continue reading
The first time I ever made bread I used this recipe, and despite forgetting to let it rise for the second time it was still yummy. Needless to say, much light and fluffier after the second rising! You will need: … 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
This recipe was passed on from my Mum who in turn got it from Jackie. They are so simple, no faffing with creme fraiche or buttermilk, and delightfully crumbly. You will need: scales, wooden spoon, knife, teaspoon, fork, cup, pastry brush, … Continue reading
There isn’t a word that describes quite how yummy these are. You will need: bowl, wooden spoon, grater, scales, zester, whisk, teaspoon, measuring jug, bun trays, cake case. Ingredients: The cakes: 175g caster sugar 200g self-raising flour 1tsp bicarbonate of … Continue reading