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The Kim-Joy baking contest: can Guardian readers master a pigfiterole?

She creates some of the world’s cutest bakes, but how easy are they to pull off? Lauren, Rowan and Tair went to Kim-Joy’s kitchen to find out – and compete furiously As the nation collectively puts on the kettle before ...

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Cauliflowers dwindle in UK as extreme weather takes its toll

Wholesale prices rise by 400% as restaurants advised to take cauliflower-related meals off menus Britain is in the grip of a cauliflower crisis, with supermarket shelves emptying after heavy rain destroyed this year’s crop in Lincolnshire, while alternative European supplies ...

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Courgette rösti with burrata and tomatoes | Nigel Slater

Crisp little fritters made with one of summer’s most prolific vegetables, topped with sweet tomatoes and mild milky cheese Roughly grate 200g potatoes into a large bowl without peeling them. Grate 200g courgettes, mix with the potatoes and sprinkle lightly ...

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Rachel Roddy’s Sicilian salad recipe | A Kitchen in Rome

A traditional, robust Sicilian salad of charred pepper, green beans, warm potatoes and tomatoes – in seven easy steps It has been a summer of counting. Length of school holidays: 91 days (45 gone, 46 left). Days in Sicily: 58. ...

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Eating and drinking in Africa’s largest slum – in pictures

Despite poverty, lack of refrigeration and a constant battle for cleanliness, the residents of Kibera are resourceful with the food they eat and sell. Fried fish, samosas, and bean dishes are all on the menu, reflecting the cultural mix of ...

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Liam Charles’ apricot crumble sundae recipe | The Sweet Spot

Vanilla ice-cream topped with cookie crumble, sweet baked apricots, melted chocolate and cream It’s August, which means it’s my birthday month, and I’ll be celebrating with this super-simple sundae. There was a point in my life when I ate dried ...

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Nandine, London: ‘Nourishes the soul’ – restaurant review

The story behind Nandine is vivid and compelling – and the vibrant Kurdish dishes follow suit… Nandine, 45 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR (nandineuk@gmail.com for bookings). All dishes £4-£12; wines from £24 The best restaurants have a cracking narrative ...

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Hot stuff: wines that go well with spicy food

Light, juicy reds and fresh aromatic whites Cuvée des Vignerons Beaujolais, France NV (£6.19 until 14 August, Waitrose) Like many people in this summer’s crazy heat, I’ve been reaching for spice to cool down. Chilli in particular seems to have ...

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