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How to make the perfect braised red cabbage

Red cabbage is a johnnie-come-lately at my festive feast. I don't remember it featuring in my childhood, but in recent years my sister has sneaked it on to the menu – though personally, I still prefer it with the Boxing Day ham. It seems to occupy the same space as carrots or the yule log: not …

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A New and Improved Clam Pasta

Switch up your linguine with clams game with our favorite pasta this year: Fregola<p><i>Hallelujah, the weekend is in sight, and you need a no-brainer dinner tonight. Quick Main Thursday has you covered.</i><p>There's nothing like a plate of linguine with clams—briny yet belly-filling, often loaded up with …

'Foodini': the machine where you can print your own food

Families will soon be able to “print” their own food using 3D printer technology<p>First there was the 3D printer – where anything from a toy car to a handgun could be created in hours.<p>Now scientists have turned their skills to revolutionising home baking.<p>Inventors of the 3D printer, the machine that …

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This new branch of a long-established Rome chocolate shop is now open on Broadwick Street in the heart of Soho. Rather than packaging its wares in …

The Most Decadent Pancakes in the History of Breakfast

Whiskey, bacon, maple syrup, granola—and then there's the pancakes themselves.<p>Unlike its carefree summer counterpart, the winter weekend breakfast is a moody bastard, best placated by adherence to its guiding principles: <i>late,</i> as anything eaten before the sun kicks in might as well be last night's …

Should meat be more of a treat?

If the world’s meat-eating is unsustainable, should we give up the turkey (and ham, and beef) at Christmas?<p>''Do you eat dead crab, Aunty Bee?” asked my niece one day, as I was about to tuck into some particularly succulent crab cakes. (Her mother, my sister, is a vegetarian.) And I had to admit …

MasterChef: the Professionals, the final, review

The final of MasterChef: the Professionals was riveting TV that provided surprises and an emotional moment, says Sarah Crompton<p>The moment <b>Adam Handling</b> announced he was making a hock terrine starter, you knew he was doomed. The 24-year-old, who had been the front-runner through all 24 episodes of …

How the decadence and depravity of London's 18th century elite was fuelled by hot chocolate

One midsummer’s day in 1750, a man had a seizure in front of the main gate to St James’s Palace and collapsed onto the pavement. Some passers-by promptly carried him into the nearest building which, unluckily for him, turned out to be White’s Chocolate House. For inside, through thick plumes of …

Ten ways to spice up your Christmas lunch

Heston Blumenthal has admitted he uses chicken instead of turkey to liven up his Christmas Day lunch. Here we give you 10 ideas to spice up your festive meal.<p><b>Roast Potatoes:</b><p><b>– Jamie Oliver</b> says: add olive oil, garlic and red wine vinegar OR butter, clementine zest and fresh sage.<p>Whichever you …

The new vegetarian: butternut-squash and chestnut pie

This glamorous winter pie, served with pan-fried rosemary-leek strands, makes a festive Christmas lunch for vegetarians<p>Smoked paprika cuts the sweetness of the squash and chestnut in this Christmassy pie.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>800g (1lb 12oz) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed<br>5 tbsp olive oil<br>7 sheets …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Easy Arancini - Gordon Ramsay

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

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Christmas dinner: lemon-roasted potatoes

<b>SERVES</b><p>10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3kg/6½lb floury potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks<br>• 2 whole lemons, cut into 2cm wedges<br>• 1 head of garlic, broken into cloves, unpeeled<br>• A bunch of thyme<br>• Olive oil<p><b>METHOD</b><p>Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/gas 6. Place the potatoes in a large pan of salted cold water.<p>Bring to the boil, …

Christmas dinner: buttery brussels sprouts recipe

Everyone will like brussels sprouts when cooked in a rich buttery sauce<p>Try to find sprouts that are still on the stem as they will be more flavoursome.<p><i>Serves 10</i><p>1kg/2lb brussels sprouts, trimmed<p>150g/5oz butter<p>Olive oil<p>Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the sprouts until tender, …

Christmas dinner: nutmeg-roasted turkey and brandy gravy

On Christmas Eve, just before going to bed, cover the turkey inside and out with sea salt, put in a bag and pop into the fridge. Take it out 2-4 hours before you want to cook. Rinse the turkey and pat dry with kitchen paper. Or follow Xanthe Clay's timings.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 free-range or organic bronze …

Ultimate Christmas roast dinner recipes - with a twist

A superb Christmas feast is guaranteed with Stevie Parle’s festive menu<p>If you’re designated cook on Christmas day, assume dictatorial powers. Accept no requests for items not on your menu, and accede only to genuine allergies or committed vegetarianism. This doesn’t mean you can’t delegate and …

Russian restaurant Rextail opens in Mayfair – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 2:15 pm, December 14, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>Eating out in Mayfair can feel like the last days of the dinosaurs, just before their extinction. …

Corned beef on rye with an egg yolk on the side. Brunch perfection at Reynard in Brooklyn.

Radeon R9 290/290X review

Forged with its latest GCN 1.1 architecture at centre, the AMD R9 290X sports a cutting edge Hawaii XT chipset that sets out to better Nvidia's cards …

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