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Farfalle with Bacon, Peas, and Sage

This is an easy version of pasta carbonara, without any egg yolks, so there is no chance of the sauce splitting. My kids must have this f...

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Linguine with Lemon, Feta, and Basil

The light and zesty flavor of this pasta dish makes it ideal for the summer. It's also quick and easy for supper during the week, because...

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Herby Rice Pilaf with Pistachios and Almonds

This sweetly perfumed rice pilaf is ideal with a good curry or with baked fish.

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Fish Curry with Lime and Coconut Rice

I was inspired to make this curry after a glorious vacation in Thailand, where we ate spicy Thai food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A...

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Clams with Bacon

This first course is a regular feature on my pub menus. Serve with crusty bread on the side to soak up the savory juices.

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Grilled Scallop and Shrimp Brochettes with Cilantro-Chili Butter

These are lovely, and fun to eat with your fingers. Take care not to overcook the scallops and shrimp or they'll turn rubbery. The recipe...

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Chicken Legs with Braised Peas and Onions

Mark Sargeant, my head chef at Claridge's, in London, and general right-hand man, considers this his most favorite dish. The braised peas...

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Lamb Stock

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Chicken Stock

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Deep-Dish Chicken Pie

This Deep-Dish Chicken Pie recipe is very similar to what most Americans know as a chicken pot pie. A savory dish of chicken, vegetables, and gravy surrounded by a crispy crust, this chicken pie recipe is the perfect thing to comfort after a long day. Best of all, it only takes 35 minutes to bake, so once the preparation is finished you don't have to wait long before serving. It's a great chicken recipe to make for dinner during the colder months!

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Lemon Meringue Tart

I loved lemon meringue pie as a child, but now I'm a little less keen on the texture of the lemon-cornstarch filling. My version uses a r...

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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

This New York-style cheesecake is rich and creamy, and made a little more decadent with swirls of melted dark chocolate. To cut through t...

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Chocolate and Coffee Pots

These chocolate and coffee custards are rich and meltingly smooth, and as good on the eye as they are on the palate. Because the custards...

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