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Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits That Require Less Editing

Spring is here; it’s a time for golden hour portraits and photographers to get excited about chasing the light in the creation of the killer photo. …

How to Photograph an Orchid

These fascinating plants are worlds unto themselves.<p>There are over 25,000 wild species of orchids on six continents around the globe, not counting thousands more hybrids cultivated by horticulturalists. Orchids come in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, and in almost every color except true black. …

Michel Roux’s marquise au chocolat dessert

This almost forgotten French classic is a wonderful layered construction of biscuit and flavoured ganache. It’s perfect for a special occasion as you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge ready to slice when you want.<p>There are many variations but this recipe, with the retro touch of …

10 Italian food words you should know

What's the difference between marinara and pomodoro sauce? How about ricotta and mascarpone? Aren't ice cream and gelato the same thing? These are just a few of the questions we've asked ourselves when trying to decide what to eat off a trattoria menu. Avoid confusion and impress your dinner crew …

Italian Food

7 Lessons Learned On My First Fashion Photography Shoot

I recently had the great pleasure of shooting fashion photography for the first time with Suede Brooks (model), fellow photographer Bil Brown (he …

A Fast and Fancy 5-Ingredient Ravioli Recipe

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the prosciutto in a single layer and cook until curling and lightly browned underneath, about 2 …

Pasta

Spiced potatoes with cashews, fennel, coriander and cardamom

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>60g cashew nuts<br>• 18-20 small new potatoes, peeled<br>• 3 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 200g Greek yogurt, lightly whisked<br>• 1½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or mild paprika)<br>• 1 tsp fennel powder<br>• ½ tsp cumin powder<br>• 1 medium white onion, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped<br>• 2.5cm piece of ginger, …

Bird of paradise: Yotam Ottolenghi’s favourite roast chicken dinner – recipes

On Thursday nights, more often than not we have roast chicken. As creatures of habit who prefer the comfort of the predictable, Karl and I usually have our friend S round for dinner. S likes chicken, and Karl makes a terrific version, so everyone is happy. Apart from the chicken, of course, so the …

Side Dishes

10 low-carb chicken recipes

Rainbow chicken drumstick bake<p>With a whopping 40g of muscle-ripping protein, you can enjoy this delicious dish with whatever vegetables you have …

Pâte feuilletée facile et rapide Recette | Chocolate & Zucchini

Dans un saladier, mettez la farine, le beurre et le sel. A l'aide d'une corne, de deux couteaux, ou d'une simple fourchette, incorporez le beurre à …

Recettes de Cuisine

Go on a Culinary Island-Hopping Trip in the Bay of Naples

Capri, Ischia, and Procida each have their own distinct—and delicious—cuisine…<p><i>In the Bay of Naples, every island has its own distinct—and</i> …

Italy

Oregano-roast chicken with roast pepper and sourdough stuffing, and smoky aioli

Ever since I ate roast chicken with saffron aioli and roast potato wedges in Catalonia (yonks ago) variations on this theme has been one of my favourite Sunday lunches. This is a Mexican spin on the idea. As you’re making a stuffing and also an aioli, it’s fair enough to use a jarred paste. The …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The 12 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

The small Italian fishing village nestled on the Italian Riviera isn't just pretty—it's surprisingly happening, too. In addition to rows of …

Fresh Summer Pasta Recipe: Lemon Pepper Pappardelle with Artichoke Pesto & Asparagus

Summer is almost here, and as the daylight lingers outside, this luscious, lemony pasta is sunshine in a bowl. Pappardelle is a ribbony sort of pasta noodle that can carry more of the artichoke pesto with each forkful. The word origin for pappardelle, <i>pappare,</i> in Italian, means <i>to devour</i>, as you may …

Artichokes

Butter Sage Gnudi | Comfort Food

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>Gnudi<br>• 1 kg best-quality ricotta<br>• 100 g Parmesan cheese<br>• 1 whole nutmeg , for grating<br>• fine semolina , for dusting<br>• To …

Gnocchi & tomato bake

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 onion, chopped<br>• 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped<br>• 1 …

Tomatoes

7 Pro Tricks I Learned From a Restaurant Pasta Station

<i>BEEP BEEP BEEP.</i><p>A few seconds later. <i>BEEP BEEP BEEP.</i> Again.<p>It's noon and I'm deep within the bowels of Maialino, restaurateur Danny Meyer's version of …

Italian Food

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

Homemade

Spicy chicken with peanut butter and tomatoes

This Nigerian chicken stew is nutty, spicy and sweet.<p>SERVES<p>Six to eight<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 whole chicken (1.5kg), jointed into 8 pieces<br>• ½ tsp sea salt<br>• ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper<br>• 1 tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp ground ginger for the stew<br>• 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil<br>• 1 onion, peeled and chopped<br>• 4 garlic cloves, …

The Amalfi Coast of Italy

<i>The Amalfi coast is Flavours new cooking holiday destination and we're sure it's going to be one of your favourite. The American writer Margie Miklas</i> …

Recipe: Honey-Apple Layer Cake

Honey Apple Cake<p>Makes 1 (8-inch) layer cake, 10 to 12 servings<p><i>For the fresh apple cake:</i><br>Butter or nonstick cooking spray, for the pans <br>2 1/2 cups (315 …

Dessert

The Essential Elements of Better Food Photography

Food–it’s the thing to tugs at the hearts of everything that lives and breathes; especially when it’s presented in a beautiful way. Food photography …

Ice Cream

Cheesy, Gooey Croques Monsieurs Recipe

A good croque monsieur is all about nailing texture, bread-to-filling ratio, and the goo factor. This recipe, which calls for thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, is a case study in getting it right.<p>Why It Works<p>Slicing the bread thinly …

Sandwiches

Get the Most out of Your Asparagus Haul With These 20 Recipes

Thanks to globalized agriculture, it's easy to find okay, not-the-best-but-it'll-do asparagus year-round. But once spring hits, the vegetable is in season here in the US, and it really shows—sweet, grassy local asparagus puts the stuff shipped across the world to shame. Asparagus lends itself to …

Asparagus

sheet pan chicken tikka

In the game of weeknight cooking — which I feel, at best, is rigged and not in our favor especially if you (or you and your partner) are out working …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Orange County

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

Top shopping hidden gems in London

1. Camden Passage, Islington<p>The cobblestone laneway of Camden Passage that runs parallel to Islington's Upper Street is a treasure trove of market …