Robin Cordiner

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10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

How to make the perfect pea and ham soup

This is comfort food of the old school – the very old school, in fact. Peas have been grown in this country since Anglo-Saxon times, and pease pottage was a staple of the medieval table. Both rich and poor were partial to a mess of pottage, whether made with white wine and spices for the rich, or, …

Corn-Jalapeño Fritters

4 Servings<p>Never met a corn fritter recipe we didn’t like, and we love this one.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>1 scallion, thinly sliced<p>½ jalapeño, seeded, …

Recipes

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Turkey meatballs<p>Preparation time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 4<p>Try this healthier twist on a classic family recipe. Turkey is traditionally leaner than chicken and using mince made with thigh meat helps to keep these meatballs really moist.<p>By Sophie Wright<p>Preparation …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

Dessert

Our new robot overlords: The terrifying uncertainty of our high-tech future

Are computers taking our jobs?<p>Last fall economist Carl Benedikt Frey and information engineer Michael A. Osborne, both at the University of Oxford, published a study estimating the probability that 702 occupations would soon be computerized out of existence. Their findings were startling. Advances …

The New Vegetarian: tomato, ricotta and sage torta

A moreish quiche-like topping of ricotta and balsamic-baked tomatoes on a nutty base<p>This is like a tender quiche, with no pastry but a crunchy walnut base.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>400g (14oz) tomatoes<br>1 tsp sugar<br>2 tsp balsamic vinegar<br>1 garlic clove, thinly sliced<br>80g (3oz) walnuts<br>80g (3oz) self-raising …

Barbecue sides

An ideal accompaniment to a barbecued steak, these cheesy, buttery corn cobs are lightly charred and sprinkled with Parmesan (or a veggie alternative)<p>…

Sriracha-Lada

Makes 1 Servings<p>A hot-sauce Michelada with some serious kick.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 oz. fresh lime juice<p>2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce<p>Kosher salt<p>Mexican lager (such as Pacifico; for serving)<p>Lime wheel (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine lime juice, Sriracha, and …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

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Cocktail of the week: The Journey of Gin

This week's featured cocktail is the history of gin in liquid form<p>Whenever you sip a glass of gin, you are drinking liquid history. This is a spirit that the British have had running through their veins for hundreds of years. During the gin craze of the 1700s, when every person in England was …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …

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Slow-roasted pork belly with mashed potato

A slow-roasted pork belly recipe, from Marcus Verberne of London's Roast restaurant.<p>“This is by far our most popular dish at Roast,” says Marcus Verberne, whose British restaurant overlooks the wine traders and pork pie stalls in the heart of Borough Market in Southwark. “We cook around 150 pork …

Recipes

How to make the perfect glamorgan sausages

Strictly speaking, I suspect the glamorgan sausage ought to fall into that much-maligned category of what evangelical omnivores like to term "fake meat", being both sausage-shaped and sausage-monikered, but not actually containing any dead animals. Yet it doesn't seem to attract the same level of …

Ten of the best supermarket wines under £10

The announcement that a number of sub-£10 supermarket wines had picked up gold medals in this year's International Wine Challenge was greeted with predictable glee by the British media, who always like to unearth evidence that we're paying too much for our wine.<p>But the headlines don't give the full …

Sandwich Week: the best sandwich recipes from around the world

To mark National Sandwich Week, Helen Graves, author of the book '101 Sandwiches', shares six sensational recipes from across the globe<p><b>VIETNAM: Caramel pork bánh mì</b><p>The bánh mì is arguably one of the world's greatest sandwiches. A light baguette is stuffed with various fillings, which may include …

Rhubarb and crème fraîche galette recipe

This tart is a riff on rhubarb and custard, and far simpler than it looks. The key to success with this pastry is to not overwork it. I find a food processor the best thing to use.<p>Serves 8<p><b>Pastry</b><p>200g/7oz plain flour<p>½ tsp salt<p>120g/4 ½oz cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes<p>60g/2 ½oz …

Brunch

The North African breakfast of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce is made doubly delicious with a British twist of bacon, bangers, beans and a sprinkle of …

Falafel Scotch eggs

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas<p>Ingredients<p>9 large eggs<br>• 1 tbsp olive oil, plus …

Asparagus: top chefs share recipes for springtime's finest food

As the brief British asparagus season approaches, Simon Hopkinson introduces some of the best ways to serve this delicious vegetable<p>Every year I am moved to cook English asparagus just as soon as the month of May hoves into view. Particularly, I love driving down to Secrett’s Farm in Surrey, where …

Italian Food

The new baker: Raspberry rose rugelach with pistachio

Gorgeously flaky, rich-tasting biscuits with a nutty crunch and sweet fragrance<p><i>Makes 48 biscuits</i><p>300g (10½oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting<br>50g (1¾oz) granulated sugar, plus 1 extra tsp<br>180g (6oz) chilled unsalted butter<br>200g (7oz) chilled cream-cheese<br>6 tbsp raspberry jam<br>1½ tsp rosewater<br>½ tsp …

Dessert

Buttermilk tart with blueberry sauce recipe

The tangy taste of buttermilk makes a delicious contrast to the crisp sweet pastry<p><i>Serves eight</i><p><b>For the pastry:</b><br>170g (6oz) plain flour<br>100g (3½oz) unsalted butter<br>55g (1¾oz) icing sugar<br>1 tbsp double cream<br>1 egg yolk<p><b>For the filling:</b><br>200g (7oz) caster sugar<br>2 tbsp plain flour<br>420ml (15fl oz) buttermilk<br>3 …

Purple sprouting broccoli, anchovy and Parmesan pizza recipe

Purple sprouting broccoliis a great late-winter vegetable that works well on pizza<p>Makes enough dough for two large pizzas. This is a perfect recipe if you don’t have any mozzarella to hand, and the crème fraîche/Parmesan substitute is really delicious and offsets the nutty broccoli …

Squash agrodolce with lamb chops recipe

“Agrodolce” means sour and sweet, and is a great way to use the last of the squash<p>This is one of my favourite things to do with squash — it really brings the sweetness out.<p>Serves 4<p>Olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>½ butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and cut into 1cm-wide half moons<p>2 tbsp currants, …