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A Persian treat at Galleria

I was recently introduced to the wonder of Persian (Iranian) food for the first time when my friends Michael and Geraldine gave me the amazing book Saraban: a chef’s journey through Persia for my birthday. It’s a stunning book by Greg and Lucy Malouf with gorgeous pictures. stories of exotic places and tasty recipes. As […]

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My recipe for traditional South African Bobotie

Bobotie is a traditional South African dish made of lamb mince mixed with spices and fruit and a creamy egg topping. It’s a great combination of flavours and textures and really easy to make. There are plenty of different ways to make it, this is the one I’ve perfected to my taste. Experiment with spices […]

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Lunch in the park at The Belvedere

One of the many fantastic things about London is its parks. No matter where you live in this great city you won’t be too far from a bit of green space. And they are all so different. Green Park’s so neat and, well, green; Regent’s Park is full of roses and other flowers, Hyde Park […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: Tarts with biltong, gorgonzola and figs

Here’s what I made using biltong this month. These tarts are amazingly easy to make and quite miraculous. You put a flat piece of raw pastry topped with the ingredients into the oven and 15 minutes later beautiful little puffy tarts oozing deliciousness appear. So quick and easy. I used ready-made, ready-rolled pastry which makes […]

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Eating in Covent Garden: The Green Man and French Horn

The Green Man and French Horn is a converted pub as the name implies. It’s run by the owners of French restaurants Terroirs (also in Covent Garden), Brawn and Soif. So it’s no surprise that the long, thin room looks and feels like a familiar French bistro. The food is inspired by the Loire region and […]

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Joe Allen: a Covent Garden legend

Hurrah, I’m back in Covent Garden – and not a moment too soon, it’s been way too long since my last visit. Where better to break the CG duck than at THE Joe Allen? Tucked away downstairs in the back streets between the piazza and the Strand, it’s a comforting room with exposed brick walls […]