Archive For August 2015

Haggis, Clapshot and Whisky Sauce

Haggis, Clapshot and Whisky Sauce

From BBC Food   Celebrate Burns Night with The Hairy Bikers’ recipe of haggis, neeps, tatties and whisky sauce.   Ingredients 500g/1lb 2oz haggis   For the clapshot 00g/1lb 2oz floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward, peeled, chopped 500g/1lb 2oz swede (yellow turnip), peeled, chopped 50g/2oz butter 75ml/2¾fl oz double cream sea…

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Grapes & Wines by Oz Clarke – review

Grapes & Wines by Oz Clarke – review

First published as Oz Clarke’s Encyclopaedia of Grapes, Oz Clarke’s new Grapes & Wines, with Margaret Rand, is revised and updated to present the wine lover with the best information on a comprehensive selection of grapes and the wines associated with them. Oz Clarke has become a household name. He oft graces our TV screens…

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The Rib Room – for more than ribs – Knightsbridge – restaurant review

The Rib Room – for more than ribs – Knightsbridge – restaurant review

The food scene in London has changed so much over the past couple of decades. We have moved away from that shocking reality of poor quality, few interesting options and culinary apathy. We have some of the world’s best restaurants, the most vibrant international dishes and a huge panorama of choices including beef rib! A…

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Haggis Bhajis

Haggis Bhajis

From BBC Food   Haggis works particularly well in these crispy onion bhajis.   Ingredients For the bhajis 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for deep-frying 3 onions, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 red chili, chopped 200g/7oz cooked haggis 250-300g/9 oz-10½oz gram flour   For the dip 300ml/10fl oz orange juice 100ml/3½fl oz white…

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Warren House, Kingston – hotel review

Warren House, Kingston – hotel review

We might be in London for a short holiday. We see the sights, monuments, museums. We shop till we drop and we are swept along by throngs of others looking for the same delights of retail therapy. But there is another vision of England. It’s that ‘green and pleasant land’ of manicured gardens, country houses…

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Donald Russell Spiced Lamb Burgers with Chinese Steamed Buns

Donald Russell Spiced Lamb Burgers with Chinese Steamed Buns

by Chrissie Walker   At last the summer is here. We don’t have guaranteed good weather in the UK so when we have warm days we want to make the best of them. There is nothing better than a barbecue on those weekends when the weather cooperates. Sure, it’s a casual meal but one with…

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Côte – Dinner in Kingston – restaurant review

Côte – Dinner in Kingston – restaurant review

This is a lovely spot on the River Thames and well patronised by shoppers during the day and socialisers in the evening. But despite its modern façade, Kingston has history and how a lote of restaurants such as Côte. It belonged to the king in Saxon times, as its name suggests, and was the earliest…

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