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The Sound Of Musicals: How Songs Shaped Showbusiness On The Silver Screen

Film musicals are one of the most quintessentially American art forms, and one that was eventually exported around the world. Westerns originated …

Musical Theatre

The Creamiest Mashed Cauliflower, Without Cream!

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Long before cauliflower pizza crusts, cauliflower cakes, and cauliflower couscous, there were just a few folks looking …

Vegan

These Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries Are a Modern Miracle

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 450°F. Line 1 large or 2 medium rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.<p>Trim and …

French Fries

Fennel And Orange Tabbouleh

Step 1<p>Cook The Bulgur Wheat<p>Heat the 150ml of veg stock to a boil in a small pan with the juice from the lemon, olive oil and salt. Tip in the bulgur …

The Confusing Part of Sourdough Isn't About the Baking

Starter. Sourdough starter. Levain. Starter sponge. Mother sponge. Biga. Chef. Poolish.<p>You'll hear many names for the stuff that makes your bread …

Bread

Chickpea and potato-curry-stuffed flatbread recipe

If you've never had curry for breakfast, you're missing out. Try this veggie one in a homemade flatbread<p>I know curry seems a bit full-on first thing in the morning but with a strong cup of tea and a downpour outside it works fabulously well.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, …

Bread

5:2 diet: healthy fasting recipes 250 calories or less

<b>Read our comprehensive guide to the 5:2 diet</b><p>All recipes serve one, but can be multiplied up.<p><b>1. Scallops with pancetta and leeks</b><p>Scallops are good news for fasters, with relatively few calories but lots of flavour.<p><b>Boys’ perk:</b> add an extra slice of pancetta<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 paper-thin 8g slices of pancetta …

Anna Jones' grilled avocado with barley salad

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g pearl barley<br>• zest and juice of 1½ unwaxed lemons<br>• 50g almonds<br>• 50g sunflower or pumpkin seeds<br>• 2 ripe avocados<br>• large bunch fresh basil<br>• 200ml plain yogurt or coconut yogurt<br>• 100g feta cheese<br>• 200g spinach or greens<p>METHOD<p>Fill and boil a kettle.<p>Rinse the pearl barley well under cold water …

A Crunchy Peanut Slaw That's Way Better than a Side Salad

Core, then cut the cabbage into very fine shreds. The fineness of the shredded cabbage is really what makes this salad; you want it in threads, …

Soysauce

Grilled salmon with ginger

This simple, easy dish is a staple in the Detox Kitchen. It was created when I was cooking with our friend Archie, and we still argue over who came up with the recipe. It is the perfect heart-healthy dish as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and also offers anticoagulant properties from the ginger …

Eggs Florentine Recipe - Great British Chefs

This stunning Eggs Florentine recipe will help you to master this classic breakfast dish. A heavenly combination of fluffy English muffins, spinach, …

Breakfast

Crispy potatoes Recipe with Sugo and Eggs - Great British Chefs

Dan Wilson serves up a delicious mess of merguez-spiced tomato sugo (sauce), tangy, gooey cheese curd, fried eggs and crispy potatoes in one …

Great British Bake Off

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipes for Sri Lankan beetroot curry and green bean mallum

One of my favourite cookbooks is a Sri Lankan one called The Exotic Tastes Of Paradise, by Felicia Wakwella Sorensen. The cover is exactly how I imagine culinary paradise to look: piles of coconuts, bananas and pineapples, with fronds of palm trees coming into view. Inside, the recipes are just as …

Sri Lanka

Barbecue Jersey Royal Potato Salad

Step 1<p>Preheat The Barbecue<p>Preheat the barbecue (or a griddle pan). Get it really hot!<p>Step 2<p>Cook The Potatoes<p>Toss the potatoes and spring onions in …

Jasmine Hemsley's coconut, coriander and maple barfi

Barfis are Indian sweets, similar to the energy balls we see everywhere today. Instead of only relying on nuts, which are heavy to digest, try this Indian way of using toasted besan flour (also known as gram/chickpea flour). Maple syrup offers a more cooling sweetener to honey and coriander reduces …

Coriander

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for tamarind and spinach dal

Ask any Indian, from a bin man to a Bollywood actress, what their favourite food is, and they will most likely say their mother’s dal. It’s the ultimate comfort dish: a true taste of home, and the Indian equivalent of the British Sunday roast. There are as many ways of cooking dal as there are …

Tamarind

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

MiCasa / Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

In October 2010, Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects was commissioned by Peter and Melanie Domb to design a house of modern design, with minimal …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

How To Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles: The Video

<b>Mix the dry ingredients:</b> In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.<p><b>Prepare the batter:</b> In a medium-sized mixing …

Breakfast

Great British Bake Off: all the recipes from series 6

From a <b>chocolate well</b> to a fizzy-pop cheesecake and a <b>bread lion</b> that almost saw Judge Paul Hollywood weeping tears of joy, this series of the Great British Bake Off has delivered yet another array of <b>mouthwatering creations</b>.<p>There was the week devoted exclusively to chocolate, which saw Flora Shedden …

Is this how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Does the milk go in first, or after? The British Standards Institution believes it has the answer to a historic debate<p>Britain is a nation of tea lovers, but on one great question, we stand divided: do you put the milk in first, or last?<p>The answer to the question may lie with the <b>British Standards</b> …

Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …

Fondue with herbed toast spoons

I prefer to make fonduta, the Italian version of fondue, because it is lighter – made with milk – than the Swiss type and uses a less rich cheese. You can source the authentic fontina cheese from an Italian specialist shop, but I find it is easy to make with either taleggio or reblochon, both …

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Healthy Eating

Orange and Cinnamon cake

SERVES<p>8<p>PREPARATION<p>25 minutes<p>COOKING TIME<p>55 minutes<p>RESTING TIME<p>1 + 2 hours<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 orange<br>• 400ml (13 fl oz) milk<br>• 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon<br>• 4 eggs, separated<br>• 125g (4 oz) caster (superfine) sugar<br>• 125g (4 oz) butter<br>• 120g (4 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour<br>• Pinch of salt<br>• 20cm (8 in) square cake tin, silicone …

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

8 ways to serve asparagus this spring

These green spears are a harbinger of tasty spring produce and can be blanched, barbecued, roasted or fried until they're sweet, verdant and …

10 brilliant non-alcoholic cocktails for designated drivers this Christmas

Whenever you throw a party, I think it’s just good manners to offer something non-alcoholic. After all, someone has to take your guests home. So whether you are the designated driver, or a just feeling a little weary in the liver region, this selection of non alcoholic cocktails will make sure you …

Food Preservation
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