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My neverending search for the perfect cup of coffee

Japanese filter sets, Italian espresso machines, vintage Bialettis – as hobbies go it’s extreme and expensive. Don’t judge me I’m about to go holiday, and though the prospect is delightful, one thing is worrying me: the coffee situation. For the ...

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Bob Mortimer: ‘As a kid I’d put 17 spoons of sugar in my tea’

The co-star of TV’s Gone Fishing remembers childhood diets, ‘pocket meat’ and getting married on the day of his heart op I eat a tin of sardines every day. I had one just a few minutes ago. Kippers or smoked ...

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for pistachio biscotti | The Sweet Spot

These pistachio and cherry biscotti are real keepers – they last a couple of months, if you can resist them There are few things more welcoming than walking into a cafe and being greeted by the sight of a shining ...

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Thrice as nice: rice recipes from around the world | Yotam Ottolenghi

Think you know rice? Try a Korean fusion starter of fritters, a vegetarian Cajun dirty rice and a southern US-style black rice and butternut squash main You’ve found the perfect water-to-rice ratio for making pilaf; your technique is faultless, your ...

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Surprising uses for radish leaves | Waste Not

There are many tasty uses for these greens – in soups, sauces, dals or instead of spinach in a bake Radish leaves are one of my favourite leafy greens. They have a refreshing, summery flavour that’s perfect for blending into ...

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Four summer jam recipes | Kylee Newton

Store up the sunshine for the leaner months in homemade jams of peach and lemon thyme, gooseberry and camomile, raspberry and cacao, or a strawberry and lemon marmalade Before you start on any of these jams, sterilise jars and lids. ...

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Cocktail of the week: Aizle’s Sazerac | The Good Mixer

Sometimes you can’t beat the classic New Orleans whiskey or cognac cocktail We make our own bespoke cocktails at Aizle, but sometimes simplicity is best, and there are few things more classic than a perfect sazerac. Serves 128ml (ie, one ...

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Wines for fish that will have you hooked | Fiona Beckett

Crisp, clean, unoaked and dry, wines that are good with seafood are often actually made near the sea Cast your mind a good few years back and you may recall a time when rosé was not the automatic go-to for ...

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How do I keep my fresh herbs in mint condition? | Kitchen Aide

How can I stop coriander and parsley from wilting and turning to mush? • Do you have a culinary dilemma? Email feast@theguardian.com Please explain how to keep coriander and parsley fresh. I buy them in pristine condition and they start ...

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