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Negroni per favore

“It’s bitter, it’s sweet, it’s perfect” The Negroni is the perfect vintage cocktail and the ultimate test for every barman. Is it sweet enou…

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Taco time!

First we eat... then we do everything else. Today its taco time. Taco with sweet potato, lentils, radish and goat-cheese Serves 4 Photograph…

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A killing lemon meringue pie

First we eat...then we do everything else. Because who needs more text knowing that a killing lemon merge pie is waiting? Lemon meringue pie…

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Bloody-but-decent-Mary

Feel like a good laugh? Then take the afternoon off and google some images of Bloody Mary’s before you pour yourself one — its pure co…

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Ce…what? Ceviche!

Ceviche [say-vee-chay ] is having its moment. Suddenly it’s everywhere. It’s hip, happening and is inspiring the recent opening of new…

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Weiss, grau… oder blau?

Why German Pinots are on trend. The biggest challenge for owner-sommelier Pieter Smits of Amsterdam restaurants Rijsel and Scheepskameel was…

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Artof noodles

  I love the story of Ivan Orkin, an American dishwasher who went on to open his own ramen shop in Tokyo and become a demigod of ramen.…

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The ultimate Chocolate Cake

Your first chocolate cake will never be your best but it will be a beginning. The beginning of a (considerable) quest to find the best recip…

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So Samosa!

While our driver got out to change the flat tire of the old Ambassador I had my shoes shined. Don’t ask me why, just know that these sort of…

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Porchetta is the new pulled pork

If it worked for pulled pork, why not for porchetta? Just a whiff of it takes me back to the weekly market when I was living in Florence. Ho…

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