Deconstructed avocado Ritz with ruby grapefruit (GF, pescatarian, dairy free)
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by Jeanne Horak
1M ago
  Last  summer I visited Sicily for the first time – and what a feast for the senses that was! The markets were packed with vendors noisily calling out their wares; the freshly squeezed Sicilian lemon juice was mouth puckeringly tart; the red peppers were intensely re that they looked Photoshopped; and for the first ..read more
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L’Atelier Robuchon, Mayfair (2024)
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by Jeanne Horak
5M ago
“In forming new friendships, forget not old friends.” – Roman Proverb As somebody who loves food and lives in London, it is remarkably easy to form new “friendships” with restaurants – on average, between 100 and 200 new restaurants open every year in the city! But there is always something comforting and reassuring in returning ..read more
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Masalchi by Atul Kochhar – Indian street food in Wembley
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
One of the odd upsides of the Covid pandemic and London’s interminable lockdowns is that it has now been so long since I visited some parts of London that arriving there (now that things are opening up again) is almost as novel and exciting as visiting a new city. On a recent visit to Soho ..read more
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Barbecued salmon with blood oranges and capers
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of seeing the stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical Moulin Rouge – the first stage production I have seen since Message in a Bottle in Feb 2020!  It is an absolute riot of colour, inventive sets, fabulous voices and more songs than you can shake a stick ..read more
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Roasted Brussels sprouts with feta, pomegranate and pine nuts [GF, V]
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
I have a good friend who has introduced me to an excellent tradition: whenever she travels somewhere, rather than buying a T-shirt, mug, ornament or some other dust-gathering tchotchke, she tries to buy a piece of original art that will always remind her of the place and/or the trip. As a result of this tradition ..read more
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Love Yourself healthy meal delivery [Review]
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
Does it ever feel as if you are a former citizen of the lost city of Atlantis? As if you come from a world that has sunk without a trace beneath the waves, never to be seen again? I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately as I look through Google’s handy reminders of what ..read more
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Antillean
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
When I was about ten years old, my older sister (then in her mid 20s) decided that she was off to adventure and left South Africa on an extended working holiday.  These were the early 1980s before migration became as hot a potato as it is now and work visas were easier to come by ..read more
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Festive roast lamb with pomegranate glaze
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by Jeanne Horak
2y ago
Have you ever thought about the difference between culture and tradition – or even wondered whether there is even a difference  between them? They are definitely intertwined and both inform and influence each other – for example, a tradition can grow to be so widespread that it becomes an accepted part of a culture.  But ..read more
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Rustic blood orange and pistachio galettes
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by Jeanne Horak
3y ago
[Reading this in a feed reader like Feedly or Flipboard? Cooksister’s feed is being updated to https://www.cooksister.com/feed – please resubscribe in your reader of choice!] When people start getting wistful about the “good old days” and how thing were so much better when they were young/before the world wars/before the Rolling Stones were born, I ..read more
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Cauliflower steak Welsh rarebit
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by Jeanne Horak
3y ago
[Reading this in a feed reader like Feedly or Flipboard? Cooksister’s feed is being updated to https://www.cooksister.com/feed – please resubscribe in your reader of choice!] What’s in a name, asked William Shakespeare, as he reasoned that a rose called something different (a smurgunkle, for instance) would still essentially remain the same sweet-smelling flower. Clearly, Billy-boy ..read more
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