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Creamy scrambled eggs

Creamiest scrambled eggs

How big a part food plays in your life is probably best defined by what default level you live at when you’re not deliberately out looking for “something special”.

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Vichyssoise Soup

Vichyssoise Soup

Hot summer days mean that chilled soups become possible - they’re simply not to be contemplated at any other time. 

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Lavender and Elderflower Cake

Lavender and Elderflower Cake

The lavender and the elderflower complement each other beautifully, and you can’t get a combination that’s better going to evoke the joy of early summer. 

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Baked lamb kibbeh with onions, pine nuts and tahini

Baked Lamb Kibbeh

The distinctive thing about Kibbeh is that the meat is pounded into a paste along with bulgur wheat and onion. 

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Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is one of my absolute favourite things to eat in the whole world. I can’t quite explain how it came to occupy such a favoured place in my affections.

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Cod with romesco and tomato salsa

A food tour of North Norfolk

It was one of those rare things that comes along - a British bank holiday with forecasts for some of the best weather of the year. So something had to be done.

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Risotto Primavera

Risotto Primavera

I’ve made a big deal this year of the fresh asparagus I’ve been enjoying from my own garden. It’s the first year I’ve been able to pick it, the bed having been planted a couple of years ago. 

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Wild dried figs

Wild dried figs

There are certain foods I only ever really want to eat in season. Asparagus is one of those (and we are gloriously into that season right now). And fresh figs is another.

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The Fox and Goose at Fressingfield
Photo: Fox and Goose

The Fox and Goose in Fressingfield

I remember the first time I visited the Fox and Goose, at least vaguely. It was shortly after I’d ended my 23-year stint of being vegetarian, and I had my first taste of venison there.

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Fish cakes

Fish cakes

There’s something about the mix of the flakes of mild white fish, mashed potato and the crispy crunch of the toasted breadcrumbs that makes for the perfect combination.

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Kulfi

Kulfi - how to get it right

The Indian equivalent to ice cream, kulfi, is distinctive and delicious. If you’ve never tried it, then it’s definitely time you rectified that.

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