Recipe for Traditional Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho soup is the perfect Spanish dish for hot summer days, when you want flavour without heat. Satisfying and substantial, it is served well chilled, to cool you down while giving you the flavour you crave. If you don’t feel like cooking, this is the dish to make: a little bit of chopping and blending, […]


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Recipe for Normandy Apple Crumble Tart

Halfway between a French apple tart and an English apple crumble this is a really simple and delicious dessert recipe with that authentic French bistro flavour. All it needs is some thick cream or crème fraiche to serve it with. Use a good bought puff pastry made with butter. If you can’t get one made […]


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Recipe for Coq Au Vin

A classic French bistro dish, coq au vin is a fabulous recipe to cook at home, if you want a taste of France on a chilly winter weekend. Rich and slow cooking, the house will be filled with the tantalising aromas of savoury wine soaked casserole, banishing any residual winter blues. One thing to remember […]


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Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

French cuisine comes in two varieties: haute cuisine which you can happily enjoy in a French restaurant but would rarely think of attempting at home, and French country cooking with its intense flavours, simple and rewarding enough to cook at home. This boeuf bourguignon recipe is a French country classic, a hearty rich beef stew, […]


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Simple Chicken Masala Recipe

Masala just means a spice mix in India, rather than a particular way of cooking. Here is a simple chicken masala recipe, cooked with whole spices to make a light sauce. It is a great dish to make ahead as it tastes even better reheated the next day when the flavours have all permeated the […]


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Recipe for Indian Potatoes and Aubergines

Creamy aubergines and satisfying potato cubes cooked with spices, make a great side dish to go with meat or can be a main vegetarian dish alongside a nutritious lentil dal. It’s quick and easy to cook, perfect when you are craving some spicy flavour and haven’t got many ingredients to hand. Ingredients 140g / 5 […]


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