Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Could it possibly justify the hype? God knows, but the world has been on tenterhooks for long enough about the shape and size and, above all, the food of the latest restaurant excursion of Heston Blumenthal, not so much the … Continue reading

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Tabasco Sauce – Cool Hot Stuff

Is it possible to imagine a world without Tabasco sauce? Oysters without a drop to sharpen them up? Bloody Marys without the zing? Creole shrimp without the warmth. Salsas without the beat? Betty Grable’s Spanish hash? Or Pat Nixon’s corn … Continue reading

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Posset

Is there a simpler pudding in the lexicon than posset? Just three ingredients – lemon, sugar and double cream. Just one short cooking process – bringing the cream to boil. Then all you do is add the sugar – 150g … Continue reading

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Porky Scratchings

There’s been a bit of a fuss about crisps recently, and it’s true that we lead the world in crisp technology and sophistication. But as far as I’m concerned, the crisp is yesterday’s nibble of choice. The jaded crisp-eater reaches … Continue reading

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Anna del Conte

The last time I had seen Anna del Conte had been on Market Kitchen (Good Food Channel), which for a short, golden, glorious period I helped co-present with Tom Parker Bowles, among others. In the course of our item with … Continue reading

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