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When I was a kid vanilla meant cheap, bland sweet things without other “proper” flavours in. How wrong can you be? A few weeks ago in France I had the most exquisite culinary experience in the form of a creme brulee made in heaven, well it tasted like it was, pure ambrosia. Here is the […]

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gorgeous French tarts

I am just back from a couple of weeks working in France and have some nice work pictures to share, first though how about a couple of French tarts. Why is it that the French do these so well? Tarte au citron and tarte au framboise, just yummy. The culinary highlight of the trip however […]

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halloumi and watermelon

Just discovered halloumi and watermelon a combination made in heaven (or Cyprus apparently it’s popular there)  sweet crunchy juicy melon is the perfect match for the rich salty grilled halloumi. Bowls by me, Wille Sundqvist and Richard Raffan, plates mine, wine glass air twist by Tony Wassell, cutlery Alexander Clark Co Sheffield, 2006 Rioja and […]

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how to make elderflower fritters

Years ago I loved to experiment with wild food and worked my way through Richard Mabey’s “food for free“ After a couple of years experimenting with stewed nettles and the likes I came down to half a dozen wild foods which I still enjoy when in season but the rest are the sort of thing […]

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