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Never mind the pronunciation…cheese scone is king

When I was growing up a scone was a rather large item (it was in Yorkshire) stuffed with currants and even a little cherry. I hadn’t even realised that scones could be fruitless until I visited Devon for the first … Continue reading

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Crusted Cod with lentils

As I mentioned in my recent monkfish adventure, I’m not a regular fish cook. I am fond of seared tuna and flakey white fish but any filleting should be avoided. This is how I came to cook one of my … Continue reading

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Christmas Goose and why one bird is better than a Russian doll of meat

The trendy young things of Britain are looking backwards fondly to things past and it seems food is no different. The two hot things for Christmas 2015 appeared to be goose and bird-in-bird combinations. I have very little to say … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson

There are thousands of cookbooks available in book shops these days. Over the years I’ve had my fair share and generally I’ve resorted back to the same few. There is a reason why some books become classics after all. When … Continue reading

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Take three ingredients for a winter warmer

As the temperature falls and the nights get darker, my mind turns to the ‘winter warmers’. This is comfort food at its finest and a real time saver for the cook. I’ll sometimes make a batch at the weekend, eat … Continue reading

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Herbs: The non-gardener’s allotment

No matter how big the space available I think I would always like to have a herb garden. As someone who can kill most plants on sight I have long given up hope of being able to fill a vase … Continue reading

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