Best meal of 2015: Ellory

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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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Akoori: Parsi Scrambled Eggs

  A real weakness of mine is a spicy breakfast. There’s a rapidly-depleting pot of green chillies in my fridge at the moment, which get most action round 8:00am. Sometimes they go in a spicy omelette, sometimes in spice-scrambled tofu. Neither of these follow strict recipes, but the gist is combining any odds and ends… 

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Friday Potluck | Week 14

Off camping this weekend … and I couldn’t be more excited. After the success of the Kelly Kettle last year I couldn’t resist putting together a quick guide of some camping accessories – some attainable, like the tic tac spice holders … and some purely aspirational. Just imagine rocking up at a campsite with Dutchtub in… 

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Pork pies made up just two of the 20 categories

The British Pie Awards 2015

Last Wednesday I was in St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray – light streaming through the stained glass windows, and a voice booming from the pulpit: “now take your control pie…”

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The Hundred Foot Journey: Silver Screen Cuisine

I’m not a crier. But I didn’t last more than 15 minutes into The One Hundred Foot Journey. The film is about the Kadam family, whose Mumbai restaurant is desecrated by political riots. They flee to England and find temporary residence in a new-build under the Heathrow flight path. But it’s a far cry from… 

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