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Where Top Chefs Go Out To Eat In The UK

Recommendations from the experts<p>How do you actually rate how good a restaurant is?<p>Among the professional moaners on TripAdvisor, the slightly out-of-reach Michelin guides and that over-eager recommendation from a friend whose cooking once gave you food poisoning, it can be a tough one to know where …

Book it: four boutique boltholes for autumn sun

Don’t let the sun go down just yet with these chic boutique getaways – they’re only a short hop away.<p>Fazenda Nova, Algarve, Portugal<p>Best for… switching off<p><b>The low-down:</b> Head east from Faro airport (and garish package-tour Algarve) and a 30-minute drive delivers you to a different world. Fazenda …

10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UK

Dublin<p>Virgin Trains’ Rail & Sail tickets to Ireland are one of Britain’s best-kept travel secrets. It’s possible to buy a ticket from a local station to Dublin for £46 or less each way, with train and ferry all on one ticket. The train takes the scenic north Wales coast to Holyhead (sit on the …

Trains

From pavlova to cheesecake: Yotam Ottolenghi’s 10 perfect dessert recipes

Chocolate puddings, millionaire’s shortbread and knickerbocker glory all get the Ottolenghi treatment in this exclusive extract from his new book, Sweet<p>My first job in a kitchen was whisking egg whites. It was the 1990s, and I was training by day and assisting the pastry chef in a fancy restaurant …

Dessert

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

UK road trip: Dorset to Cornwall

<b>Weymouth</b> beach is broad and sandy and the colour of turmeric; a proper bucket-and-spade beach. Hire a deckchair, watch the Punch and Judy show or head up to the Victorian Nothe Fort for views across to the Isle of Portland and the Jurassic Coast. This is a pleasant way to spend a day before heading …

10 of the best beach bars in Spain

Tumbao, Playa de Valdevaqueros, Tarifa, Cádiz<p>Tumbao, a cool spot without pretension and imbued with something of a “Californian-days-of summer” vibe, offers everything anyone might need on a beach, from good company to healthy juice and <i>batidos</i> (shakes), an affordable buffet (€11 a head), and good …

A recipe for salted chocolate cookies from the kitchen of Miles Kirby | A cook's kitchen

Caravan’s Miles Kirby battles tea-towel towers in pursuit of a clutter-free cooking space ... to make these chocolate butter cookies<p>We redid our kitchen about two years ago, when my partner, René, was pregnant with Marlon. The building work wrapped up the day before we got back from the hospital …

East London

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for New Orleans gumbo and banana and cardamom tart

New Orleans has never played by the rules, so it’s no surprise the city has as many gumbo recipes as people<p>Nowhere is the complex, almost cryptic nature of the food of New Orleans more apparent than in gumbo, the dish most associated with the city and most loved by its people. For one thing, there …

New Orleans

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Swiss walnut and chocolate cake - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>150g unsalted butter, softened,<br>• plus extra to grease<br>• 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped<br>• 150g golden caster sugar<br>• 2 medium free-range eggs<br>• 75g …

Dessert

Save Money and Time: Make Your Own Energy Bars

How to Make Your Own Energy Bars<p>As the days grow longer and the sun remains in the sky well into the evening, it’s time to hit the trails after work. …

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

11 beautiful European train journeys from London

1<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>London St Pancras to Avignon via Eurostar<p><b>Look out for</b> Once you hit France it’s all rolling fields and quaint little villages. …

Trains

Four infinitely adaptable recipes for leftover food | Food waste recipes

There’s no excuse for throwing away food when these four recipes – adapted from the Cook archive – can turn all manner of leftovers into a sturdy meal for four ... why not leave us your ideas below?<p>For anyone who always makes too much pasta.

Food

The Indian restaurant revolution: move over, chicken tikka masala

A symphony of spice has been wafting through my Instagram feed lately, the images so vibrant I can – almost – smell them. There’s ruby-red goose vindaloo scattered with caramelised onions; slow-cooked lamb shanks in a sauce so rich I want to bathe in it; fried eggs on chilli-cheese toast with …

Wine: how to go Australian without breaking the bank

The Australian wine revolution has one catch: the prices. But it is still possible to pick up a top-class bottle for less than £10<p>You can find just about any grape variety in Australia these days, so innovative and diverse is its winemaking scene. That’s good news, you’d think, but there is a …

A Valentine's Day Treat: Decadent Chocolate Truffles

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I can think of no better gift than sharing the gift of food. Especially when it's of the chocolate …

Dessert

Chinese Red-Cooked Beef Recipe - Great British Chefs

Shu's Chinese red cooked beef recipe is the perfect winter warmer, with tender braised beef shin braised in soy sauce, star anise, rice wine and …

How to cook the perfect sticky orange cake

This gloriously dense and squidgy cake happens to be gluten-free and benefits from the best citrus of the season. But which nuts go with it, and does it need syrup?<p>Some foods always come heavily seasoned with memory. Damply aromatic citrus cakes transport me back to teenage trips to the Isle of …

Dessert

Cantuccini: Traditional Italian Recipe

Makes 24 biscuits<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>250 g/9 oz. /2 cups plain/all-purpose flour<br>• 250 g/9 oz. /2 ¼ cups caster/superfine sugar<br>• ½ tsp baking powder<br>• ½ tsp vanilla …

Discovering whale sharks and other marine life in Tanzania's Mafia Archipelago

The clear waters of the Mafia Archipelago are now an inexpensive short hop away from Dar es Salaam. Anna Dubuise discovers whale sharks and pristine …

Indian Ocean

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<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> …

Marcus Wareing’s rich, gluten-free chocolate cake

I like to use soft brown sugar in this recipe, as it gives a mild toffee flavour and softer texture to this moreish cake. It is lovely served simply in slices, or you could just as easily transform it into a dessert with the addition of ice cream and a heavy dusting of cocoa powder combined with …

Noodles, Zoodles & More: 8 Recipes For Pasta Lovers

Smothered in sauce, covered in cheese, or floating in soup -- dinner is full of pastabilities! These pasta recipes have all been tested, perfected, and family-approved.<p><b>1. Baked Penne with Spinach, Ricotta & Fontina</b><p>In this quick and easy riff on spinach and ricotta cannelloni, penne pasta is tossed …

It's Soup Season! 8 Easy Recipes To Chase Away The Chill

When the leaves change and the temperatures dip, nothing beats a comforting bowl of soup. From pasta e fagioli to potato leek, these hearty soups are the perfect way to welcome the new season and chase away the autumn chill.<p><b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a …

Marion Cunningham’s Fresh Ginger Muffins Are Indeed Genius—Here’s Why

Marion Cunningham’s recipe for fresh ginger muffins is one of those that sort of floats around among cooks who’ve been doing this for awhile, a small part of her vast legacy.<p>It hangs cozily within reach, becoming part of that shared language we adopt as cooks—right alongside the Purple Plum Torte, …

20 Stovetop Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes

Thirty minutes seems to be the magic number when it comes to a dinner we can pull together and still feel good about. It leaves room for prep, …

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more Russian-influenced …

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Fire Up the Grill for Vietnamese Caramelized Lemongrass Pork Chops

The other day, I was tweeting about the relative popularity of mayo versus butter as a sandwich spread, when my pal Harold Dieterle made the observation that Vietnamese <i>banh mi</i> sandwiches are more popular in the US than they are in Vietnam. I think he's probably right. It's one of the handful of …