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Christmas puddings: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for chocolate, chestnut and prune cake

Try this luxuriantly rich alternative to Christmas pud, heavy with buttery nuts, prunes and dark chocolate Tamal Ray’s alternative Christmas pud recipe Plums are all very well, but ageing suits them. Their youthful bounce, wrinkled into tricky sweetness with spicy ...

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Nigel Slater’s meat-free Christmas recipes

A centrepiece of a golden pumpkin, pomegranate-jewelled basmati rice, and a mouthwatering apple and mincemeat tart This year’s Christmas dinner will have at its heart a great golden pumpkin, full to the brim with long noodles, lentils and a saffron-coloured ...

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From avocados to Instagram: the decade in food

The 2010s brought seismic change to the UK’s culinary landscape says critic and restaurateur Tim Hayward Talking about the British food renaissance is easy for those of us in the industry. Depending on your point of view, it either kicks ...

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‘Utterly delicious’: top chefs on the best thing they ate in 2019

Eggs in Mexico City, pickles in New Delhi, king crab in Vancouver – chefs and cooks including Rick Stein, Clare Smyth and Angela Hartnett on the mouthfuls that made their year Rick Stein, chef and food writer Continue reading… …read ...

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Christmas taste test: cakes, mince pies and panettone

Melissa Hemsley tastes traditional and modern takes on mince pies, fruit cakes and roulades Andi Oliver tests cheese and chocolate Fred Sirieix tests party food and drink Morrisons The Best Classic Panettone, 750g, £7, morrisons.comThis one is really tasty. Moist ...

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Christmas taste test: cheese and chocolate

Potted stilton, salted caramels and festive boxes of chocs – it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Andi Oliver rates the classics Melissa Hemsley tests cakes, pies and panettones Fred Sirieix tests party food and drink Co-op Irresistible Somerset Mature Cheddar, ...

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Christmas taste test: the best party food and booze

From champagne and smoked salmon to paté and negronis – ranked by Fred Sirieix Melissa Hemsley tests cakes, pies and panettones Andi Oliver tests cheese and chocolate Waitrose Blanc de Noirs NV Champagne, 75cl, £23.99, waitrose.comLoads of bubbles. The smell ...

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The 20 best food books of 2019

From Fuchsia Dunlop’s deep dive into Sichuan cuisine to Jonathan Safran Foer’s exploration of food and the climate crisis – OFM’s books of the year By Fuchsia Dunlop Continue reading… …read more Thank you Source: Food & Drink – the ...

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Tamal Ray’s alternative Christmas pudding recipe | Tamal Ray

A luxuriant, festive dessert with layers of sponge, praline, stewed cherry and hazelnut cream, all covered in a rich ganache and spun sugar Yotam Ottolenghi’s alternative Christmas main course I’ve always enjoyed Christmas pudding piping hot and swimming in cold ...

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