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Should we be impressed by ‘reserve’ wine? | David Williams

By David Williams Whether marketing term or guaranteed mark of quality, these bottles are worth seeking out Waitrose Reserve Claret, Bordeaux, France 2018 (£6.99, Waitrose) When you see the word ‘reserve’ on a bottle you’re being invited to believe the ...

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Asma Khan: ‘Restaurants should be ranked on how they treat their people’

By Nosheen Iqbal The Darjeeling Express chef and star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table on tackling sexism, racism and opening a new restaurant during coronavirus Asma Khan’s biryani has the power to make you cry. Not in the hyperbolic, internet vernacular ...

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Mallika Basu’s easy coconut curry recipes

By Mallika Basu Three curries – one meat, one fish, one veg – that put a tin of coconut milk to work alongside a rich array of spices for mellow autumnal comfort Prep 15 minCook 45 minServes 3-4 2 tbsp ...

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for apple and pear tart | The sweet spot

By Tamal Ray This moreish, French-style, fruity treat is finished with a distinctive rum and star anise glaze At the back of my parents’ garden sit two gnarled old fruit trees: an apple and a pear. The pear leans precariously ...

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Pizza by Paul, flowers by Prue: how Great British Bake Off built its Covid bubble

By Tara Conlan Contestants, cast and crew lived together for six weeks in a hotel to make 2020 show look as normal as possible Congratulatory handshakes from judge Paul Hollywood, pies with “soggy bottoms” and a bunting-festooned tent will all ...

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