Kabak çiçeği dolması – stuffed zucchini flowers 5 June, 2018

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A different take on dolmades, and it’s so much prettier

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Soufflé de bacalhau 2 March, 2018

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A delicious dish that’s Portuguese through and through

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Fried choko with bacon jam 1 January, 1970

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Keeping a old classic alive, with a little twist

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Belizean salbutes 11 July, 2017

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Crisp yet soft corn tortillas topped with stew chicken and picado

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Guatemalan chuchitos 1 January, 1970

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Steamy corn parcels filled with chicken, tomato and spice

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Panamanian ceviche with finger lime 1 January, 1970

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Pairing ceviche with native Australian finger lime

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Ecuadorian corviche 1 January, 1970

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Steamy golden parcels filled with shrimp, salsa and pickled onions

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Provoleta 1 January, 1970

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Cheese, oregano and chilli is all you need!

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Pumpkin & ginger dumplings 8 January, 2016

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These pumpkin & ginger dumplings are all about simplicity. They’re so easy to make!

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Smoked salmon & garlic chive wontons with chilli oil 1 January, 1970

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Homemade dumplings in no time

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Fig & pancetta crostini with sage ricotta 2 January, 2016

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Slapping a few ingredients together may not warrant a recipe – but here you have it, anyway

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Brie stuffed with porcini & black garlic mascarpone 1 January, 1970

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This is one thing that’s sure to make your cheese plate shine

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Homemade smoked oysters – made fancy 1 January, 1970

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Trying my hand at smoking the humble oyster

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Beet, caramelised onion & gorgonzola flat pies 11 December, 2015

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A cooks treat that ought to be shared

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Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble 1 January, 1970

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An easy starter that’s packed with flavour

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Pork scratchings with chilli, lime & mexican chocolate 6 May, 2014

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Pushing the boundaries by combining pork scratchings with chocolate

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Duck prosciutto with goat curd & fig 4 October, 2014

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A plate of indulgence

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Damien D’Silva’s Ngoh Hiang & Ayam Pop 1 January, 1970

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Introducing Chef Damian D’Silva, and two dishes that are close to his heart.

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Capocollo wrapped bocconcini with ajvar 1 January, 1970

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Combining the flavours of Italy and Croatia

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Soya bean falafels 4 September, 2013

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Frying them may not be the healthiest cooking method so you could easily forgo the oil and oven-bake them instead.

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Vada pav 1 January, 1970

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What we basically have is a hot curried potato fritter inside a bread bun, spiced even more with some crumbly peanut & roasted garlic chutney.

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Aloo puri 1 January, 1970

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We were wanting to try the potatoes and spinach bhaji but the chirpy dude insisted we sample more from his outdoor kitchen.

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Brick des chèvre aux pommes {brick with goat cheese & apple} 1 January, 1970

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The slight tartness and bite from the apple, creaminess from the goat’s cheese and the fusion of brick pastry liberally brushed with butter before being baked all together.

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Beetroot & goat cheese croquettes with salmorejo 1 January, 1970

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Teamed with the salmorejo, something you can make the day before, your tongue will be doing pleasured back-flips in no time.

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Salmorejo 11 June, 2012

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This soup is ideal to serve in very small glasses if you’ve got a cocktail party planned. No spoons required. Just a quick shot and your guests are happy!

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The Silver Spoon – A book review 1 January, 1970

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Book review and 3 recipes

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Pumpes {decorated meatballs} 11 August, 2011

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This recipe is taken from the Harleian Manuscripts, in particular the Two Fifteenth Century Cookery Books bought and archived by Robert Harley and his son

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Baked herb ricotta with marsala muscatels 1 January, 1970

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This ricotta dish is incredibly easy to prepare and the rustic presentation with baked wholemeal flatbread just makes you want to dig in.

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Lime leaf wrapped pork & cider fritters with beetroot & apple pesto 9 July, 2011

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If you try this recipe and can’t get your hands on pork & cider snags, grab some other quality sausages of your choice and they’ll do fine.

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Shawarma lamb with cucumber za’atar yoghurt 1 January, 1970

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These are perfect for a bbq or just wedged into a warm pita roll with the cucumber za’atar yoghurt, some shaved red onion and a few salad greens.

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Bacalhau balls with saffron mayonnaise 1 January, 1970

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Crispy little orbs of deliciousness with a creamy and flavourful centre

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Oysters 3 ways 1 January, 1970

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I’ll even go retro and have them kilpatrick or maybe down them with a shot of vodka.

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Chicken liver paté with sage, reisling & green peppercorns 6 January, 2010

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All this cold and wet weather we’ve been having makes me want to nibble and a good pâté satisfies my cravings perfectly.

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Quick goat cheese & baby beet canapé 1 January, 1970

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Just 5 ingredients, a little prep and you’re done!

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Momos, Nepal and Everest Base Camp 1 January, 1970

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As the sun rose and as we got closer to the foot of Everest we were up against a horizontal gale carrying tiny shards of ice making the air look like it was full of glitter. This is something I’ll remember forever.

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Cheats gyoza with ginger soy dipping sauce 4 March, 2010

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The recipe for these little darlings changes every time I make them so here’s the version I knocked up for a pre-dinner snack.

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Baby pajeon with wilted greens & soy dipping sauce 2 April, 2010

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Making a Korean favourite a little more bite-sized

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