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Blonde Mocha Sauce

Even those in the anti-white-chocolate party go for this: all the white chocolate does is cut through the necessary bitterness of the cof...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This is another real favorite in my house, and something you can cook when you’re utterly exhausted. I buy vacuum-sealed packages of fre...

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Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Look, I’m not claiming this is the healthiest breakfast in the world, but I think you can let them try their hand at these once in a whi...

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Keema

Keema just means ground meat but the recipe here is for that fabulous sharp and spiky Indian dish of ground lamb with peas that makes a ...

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One-Pan Sage-and-Onion Chicken and Sausage

I took it into my head one day that I wanted to marinate and cook some chicken with the flavors of a traditional sage-and-onion stuffing...

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Parma Ham Bundles

This is the ideal recipe to start with as it’s a model of good party food – simple to make and can be left to sit around happily. I’d ma...

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Wedding Pavlova

I feel about a pavlova much as I do about a trifle: no book of mine would be complete without one.This is fancier than I normally go in ...

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Peanut Butter and Snickers Fudge Sauce for Ice Cream

I think the title says it all. Don’t you?

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Raspberry and Oatmeal Swirls

I agree it might sound odd to start off a wonderful fresh-sounding fruit recipe by suggesting frozen berries, but I do this just because...

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Capery Salad to Turn Ritzy Chicken Nuggets into a Grown-Up Meal

Most grown-ups, too, would be ecstatic to be given Ritzy Chicken Nuggets for supper or lunch. When I eat them, this is the salad I make ...

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Slime Soup

This is just the thing to set children up for a night of marauding through the chilly streets trick-or-treating, or to warm them up once...

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Chocolate Cheesecake

I was slightly anxious about including a cheesecake in this section as I’m not sure cheesecake counts as cake, but then a friend pointed...

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Italianified Guacamole

Anything to do with avocados is necessarily a last-minute affair, but this is the easiest thing to make. You can just fork away distract...

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Cornbread-Topped Chilli Con Carne

There are few more welcome sights than a big vat of chilli. The cornbread topping is a glorious golden touch, that everyone can crumble ...

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Bellini

I’d probably double this – maybe even triple it to be honest – if I were having dinner for eight people, but that may be because I have ...

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

At this time of year, I think we all find it difficult to keep going between meals. This is the ideal, unnecessary but so gratifying fill...

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Rhubarb Compote

This must be that gorgeously pink rhubarb that, on being roasted, turns a vivid, rock-candy puce. My feeling is that this is best, for br...

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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley

Just as I have never understood the sheer hostility that a turkey can induce in people, nor do I have much time for the antipathy displa...

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Aloo Gobi

I have spent more time than is reasonable wondering whether this recipe should actually be called aloo gobi or just cauliflower and pota...

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Vegetarian Chilli with Cornbread Topping

I know it must be irritating for vegetarians to have me commend this by saying it tastes wonderful to meat-eaters too, but that happens ...

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Eggplant, Mint and Yogurt Dip

This recipe, along with many of the dips and salads here, is a variation on a dish I read about in Najmieh Batmanglij’s New Food of Life...

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Lemon Meringue Cake

In all honesty, the origin of this cake is simply that I cannot make a go of a lemon meringue pie. I’ve tried, and I’ve tried, and it’s ...

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Pheasant with Green Chillies

I had the most wonderful Indian meal a few months back at a small restaurant in London’s Chelsea, called the Painted Heron, and this, or ...

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Slow-Cooked Lamb with Beans

If Easter’s early, and the wind still chill, then this is the sort of lamb you’ll want for your Easter lunch: homey, warming, comforting...

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Green Fatoush

I claim no authenticity for this particular fatoush: I’ve certainly never come across an avocado in a Middle-Eastern recipe, but I love t...

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Green Bean and Lemon Casserole

Strictly speaking, I don’t think of this as a casserole, but I know that this is the traditional nomenclature; and, besides, I do someti...

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Double Haddock Fishcakes

Even people who don’t like fish much love fishcakes, which may be a negative way in to this, but I thought it needed pointing out up fro...

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Lamb Shanks with Figs and Honey

There is something pleasingly biblical-sounding about the “with figs and honey.” And it certainly makes the sweet, aromatic stew appropr...

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Lemon Roast Chicken with Lazy Mash

It’s something of a family joke that, whenever any of my siblings asks what I’m cooking for supper, it’s this. It’s less a recipe than a...

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Lemon, Mint and Spinach Salad

If this recipe looks like there’s nothing much to it, that’s because it’s true. You’re cutting up a lemon, chopping up some mint, and to...

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Mughlai Chicken

I’ve decided on a hybrid system of nomenclature as you can see. I did think of being purist and giving this sweet, mellow curry its prop...

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Big Pasta with Mushroom, Parsley, Garlic and Thyme

In some ways this is a non-meat-eater’s version of the baked rigatoni above, and it’s certainly true that for a big party I’d serve both...

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Mushroom Stroganoff with Basmati Rice

This may seem to require an awful lot of mushrooms, but you have to remember how much they cook down: what you find difficult to cram in...

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Champagne Risotto for Two

Please, whatever you do, don’t open a bottle of champagne specifically for this. I mean, not unless you want to, and drink the other hal...

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Lentils Braised in Red Wine

I think life is made very much easier if you can get as much stuff as possible done in advance. You can start making these and, once the...

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Nursery Fish Pie

I start with this recipe for the simple reason that it was what I made on the evening following my mother’s funeral. I don’t think anyone...

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Maple-Roast Parsnips

I’ve always roasted honeyed parsnips alongside a turkey but as a marker of the culinary special relationship celebrated in this chapter, ...

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Spinach with Pinenuts and Sultanas

If you’re making baked potatoes to go with the meat, or indeed some boiled new potatoes, tossed in a little pepper, salt and olive oil at...

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Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Long thin strands of semolina-sweet pasta with clams is one of the great suppers of all time. There is one proviso: the sauce must be “i...

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Custard

I like a very vanillary custard, so use an actual vanilla bean, split, with the little black seeds gritting up the yellow smoothness of t...

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Marble Cake

During the course of photographing this book, the mother of a very old friend of mine, Fiona Golfar, died, and this recipe is both a mem...

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

I hope I’m making your life easier when I say you should make this well in advance of dinner. This is not just because you need the britt...

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Ritzy Chicken Nuggets

These are not even remotely fancy: the "Ritzy" of the title refers to the crackers of the same famous name. I make crumbs out of them, an...

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