FishFood

Proper South African Pickled Fish

Pickled fish is a Cape Malay speciality, normally eaten at Easter, together with hot cross buns. The recipe was originally devised by Cape Malay fishermen in an effort to preserve their catch for as long as possible. It’s a delicious South African meal, tangy and spicy, best served with salads or just on its own with some crusty bread. Serve it hot or cold, depending on the weather and your…
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Sticky Finger Licking Spare Ribs

Mussel Pot With Tangy Tomato And Ginger Sauce

FoodSweets and Desserts

Poffertjes Are What Pancakes Were Born To Be

Poffertjes are mini Dutch pancakes that just happen to be the perfect size to fit into your mouth in one go. That’s no coincidence. These plump little morsels are made in large batches for a reason. Once you’ve tasted them, you’re instantly hooked, become their slave for life, and you wake up every morning just wanting more and more and more. And more. Most people are…
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Blissful Blackberry Mousse

Best Banana Bread

BooksHerbs and Spices

The Science of Spice And The Flavours They Create

The aroma of different spices instantly evoke so many different memories, don’t they? A faint whiff of cinnamon and suddenly you’re back around the family table in December, pouring custard on the Christmas cake that’s just come out the oven. Or suddenly craving toasted hot cross buns with a thick layer of butter soaking into its pores. Sometimes, spices carry you away to distant…
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Binging With Babish Cookbook

Eat Like A King With The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

FoodStarters

Gazpacho Shots To Get Any Dinner Started

Gazpacho is a refreshing cold vegetable soup that originated in the Andalusian area of Spain. It’s usually served in summer, when meals are best enjoyed cool and fresh. It’s a really versatile base too, making it easy to spice up with a bit of chilli or transformed into a cheeky Bloody Mary by adding a splash of vodka. This easy starter adds a bit of pizzazz to the table, with lots of…
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Tangy Passionfruit Iced Tea

Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

FoodSweets and Desserts

The Best Cheesecake In The World

Cheesecake is one of the world’s favourite desserts. No matter how it is made – just plain or with a topping of berries, caramel, chocolate or cinnamon – everyone has their favourite favourite. Some prefer the crumbly, more chalky texture of a traditional baked New York or ricotta cheesecake. Some don’t mind it whichever way it comes, including the fridge gelatin-based…
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Blissful Blackberry Mousse

Rosemary And Sea Salt Focaccia

FoodLight Meals and Snacks

A Lavish Dutch Baby With Grilled Peaches

A Dutch Baby is one of those surprising things that you might only stumble across after 40 years of cooking, but wish you’d discovered much earlier. If you’ve never had one before, think of it as part pancake, part crepe, part popover, part giant Yorkshire pudding. While cooking, it puffs up all round the edges of the pan to form a crispy rim, leaving a softer flat base that comes out…
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Blissful Blackberry Mousse

Rich Butternut Soup

FoodLight Meals and Snacks

The Comfort And Joy Of Chicken Pot Pies

Pot pies are one of those go-to meals that everyone’s always in the mood for. They’re a fun food adventure, with a rich top and meaty filling, always tummy warming and satisfying. Best of all, they’re much easier to make than you might think, and versatile enough for you to adapt the ingredients to whatever you have in your fridge. Definitely something worth repeating on your…
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Sticky Finger Licking Spare Ribs

Lasagne Has To Be The King of Soul Food