Giles Davidson

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Sali boti (Parsi braised lamb)

Our chef’s Dishoom Carnaby special. This is a first-rate Parsi classic, a notable example of which is served in the inimitable Britannia & Co. Tender lamb is braised in a rich and flavoursome gravy then finished with crunchy sali crisp chips. Served with a buttered roomali …

A Cure to the Lemon Problem You Didn't Know You Had

There are two types of people in the world: those who love preserved lemons, and those who haven’t tried them yet. Intensely lemony without a bitter bite, preserved lemons are laughably easy to make. Just cut them, rub them with salt, and pack them super-tight into a jar. Three weeks and some …

A 3-Step Tapenade That Will Have You Saying *Très Bon*

Roaming about marketplaces in the South of France is a blaze of joyful colors and astounding perfumes. The heady smell of goat cheeses mixes with lavender sachets and Marseille soaps; spice and delicatessen stalls are squeezed between linens and Provençal <i>nappes</i> (the traditional bright-colored …

Follow This Formula, Make Meal-Worthy Salads with Just This & That

<i>It's France Week! We partnered with La Baleine to share a formula for three composed salads—ahem,</i> salades composées<i>—that take cues from the classics and gussies them up a bit!</i><p>Niçoise. Cobb. Those are the only composed salads I can think of, but take a look at the bones of these (very good) classics …

A Few Indispensable Cooking Hacks I Picked Up in France

After my culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Center) in New York City, I spent some time working in the test kitchen at <i>Saveur</i> magazine and soon after became a recipe tester for Food52. I’m currently in Paris, helping an …

British woman dies after falling from tenth floor flat in Benidorm

<b>A British woman has died after she fell from a tenth floor flat while partying with friends in Benidorm.</b><p>Police in the popular Spanish holiday resort …

How to become a tea expert in 6 simple steps

For years I've flattered myself that I know a thing or two about tea.<p>I'd have to know at least a bit about it, I thought, because I drink <i>loads</i>.<p>I usually have a mugful first thing in the morning, another when I arrive at the office, then four or five through the day, as little rewards whenever I get …

Best Books of February 2017: George Saunders to Joyce Carol Oates

A Novel<p>Ali Smith<p>Set in England in Fall 2016, <i>Autumn</i> is the first installment of Ali Smith’s new Seasonal Quartet, which is broken up—you guessed it—according to the seasons. After a historic summer, the United Kingdom is in pieces, and the transition into fall is bittersweet. In a world becoming …

Caffeine Dreams: 13 Books for the Coffee Obsessed

According to legend, the coffee bean began shaping culture since its effect was discovered by a goatherder in 11th-century Ethiopia.<p>Then the drink spread and spread fast, first through mostly Muslim areas and then gripping Europe by the 1600s. Its effect on human imagination took hold quickly, too, …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

Behold, Tahdig: How Iranians Make Rice The Best Part Of Every Meal

"It's the ultimate in crunchy golden goodness -- somewhere between fried chicken and popcorn."<p><i>In response to the Muslim ban, one way for us to navigate these times is to educate ourselves ― to learn what we can about the cultures of the nations that are affected. We’re starting small, with a simple</i> …

Recipes

Spiced squash soup with sage and chilli butter recipe

Squash soup gives that contented, warm-inside, cold-outside feeling which is what autumn cooking is all about.<p>Is anything better on a cold wintry day than squash soup?<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 tbsp olive oil<br>2 red onions, finely chopped<br>2 sticks of celery, finely chopped<br>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>1 …

Does being unpopular make you more successful in life?

Does the underdog always win?<p>Ed Sheeran reckons that him and Taylor Swift‘s success is down to the fact that the pair were unpopular at school. See, …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Vegan Siu Mai Dumplings Recipe - Great British Chefs

This vegan recipe for steamed dumplings is really versatile and can be adapted to make the most of in seasonal ingredients. Perfect as part of an …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

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Parsnip and Pear Soup Recipe - Great British Chefs

Mini onion bhajis are a great addition to this curried parsnip and pear soup from Luke Tipping. This is a warming soup full of flavour, perfect for …

Apple, Potato and Parsnip Soup Recipe - Great British Chefs

Parsnips are the perfect winter vegetable, hearty and comforting for winter stews but their sweetness makes them feel a bit festive too. Dive into …

Soup

Potato shak (Gujarati potato curry) - Great British Chefs

Onions are an extremely common ingredient in curries. However they are not essential for a good curry. Urvashi Roe explores the common misconception …

Curries

Spiced stuffed Persian fish

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling<br>• 3 large onions, very finely sliced<br>• 2 cloves garlic, crushed<br>• ½ tsp turmeric<br>• ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes<br>• ½ tsp ground fenugreek<br>• 2 tsp tamarind paste<br>• 30g coriander, leaves only, finely chopped<br>• 30g flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, finely …

Beef Vindaloo

Step 1<p>Prepare The Spice Mix<p>Combine the coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, mustard powder and chilli flakes. Heat a dry pan over a medium heat and …

Stephen Harris: a potted history of pesto

Some time in the mid-Eighties, I went to the launch of an Italian restaurant in Canterbury with a group of friends. I was excited by restaurants, even back then, and openings always had a special atmosphere. My friend Sarah Pozzetti, who is half Italian, ordered a pasta dish with pesto.<p>Now, even my …

World view: incredible images of the Earth from above

Daily Overview is a New York-based website and Instagram account that showcases stunning, surprising and intriguing photographs of the Earth from the skies

Anti-inflammatory turmeric toddy

Perfumed with healing spices, this tea is your drug-free weapon of prevention for inflammation.<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>250ml cashew milk<br>• ½ tsp ground turmeric<br>• ¼ tsp ground cardamom<br>• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon<br>• ¼ tsp freshly grated ginger<br>• pinch of vanilla powder<br>• 6 drops liquid stevia<p>METHOD<p>Heat the cashew milk in a …

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

How to cook the perfect kleftiko

This classic Greek dish featuring lamb and potatoes needs some serious slow cooking and TLC. But the results are more than worth it …<p>One of the undisputed classics of Greek cuisine, kleftiko is a special-occasion dish which showcases Hellenic cooking at its simple best. It demands no fancy …

The Idiot-Proof Guide to Brewing a Decent Cup of Coffee

11 steps toward your caffeinated happy place.<p>Based on our highly scientific calculations, the number of daily coffee drinkers to those who can make a halfway-drinkable cup of their own is around 1,765,432 to 1. Homemade brews are always too weak or too strong, too hot or too cold, too burnt or just …