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Summer Schnitzel

There’s obvious romance in Italian and French cuisine: Parisian cafes, and Tuscan trattorias awash with Beaujolais and Borolo. The air thick with truffles, tongues teased by silken crème caramel and nights ebbing with each short, bitter sip of Fernet Branca.

Just across the border – in Germany and Austria – the romance stops dead. It’s hard to flirt over sauerkraut and spätzle, or to canoodle over a Knödel…. 

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Best meal of 2015: Ellory

Ellory exterior

I’ve come across some baffling menus recently. It throws up this recurring scene which plays in my mind. It begins with a one-arm bandit being wheeled into the kitchen one morning – a kind of gourmet fruit machine, which is put in charge of recipe development. The chefs gather round it, and pull the handle…… 

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Christmas gift guide

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Top row, left to right
– Petty knife, £100, Blenheim Forge
– Karasuba-iro ramen bowl, £16, Sous Chef
- The Marmalade Collection, £15, The Modern Pantry
(1x lemon, ajowan & turmeric marmalade, 1x pink grapefruit, rose & pink peppercorn marmalade, 1x clementine, black cardamom & saffron marmalade)… 

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