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Cured Anchovy, Radish, and Celery Butter Canape

This is a perfect accompaniment to a classic cocktail such as a vodka martini or a gin and tonic.

Since we are in Turkey, I use cured hamsi, which is equivalent to anchovy. 124 more words


Braised Lamb Shank, Roasted Tomato Sauce, Gremolata

This is a classic braise. Instead of serving the meat with the reduced cooking juices, which can be very strong, I use an oven roasted tomato sauce. 338 more words

Flavor Combinations

Sea Bass and Lakerda Rillettes

Rillette is a spread made of cooked and shredded meat mixed with its own fat.

This is inspired by Thomas Keller’s smoked and steamed salmon rillettes. 219 more words


Pear and Chocolate Cupcakes

makes 12

  • 115 g/4 oz butter, softened
  • 115 g/4 oz light soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g/3½ oz self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder…
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Spices: A Note on Saffron. From The Archives.


Leaf Saffron is formed from the whole, orange-red dried saffron threads, the stigma of the autumn crocus, crocus sativus. Look for a reliable supplier of saffron, as it is very expensive, and there can be a great deal of adulteration. 262 more words

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Mega Chip Cookies

Mega Chip Cookies

makes 12

  • 225 g/8 oz butter softened
  • 140 g/5 oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225 g/8 oz plain flour…
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