Tim Baraka Simiyu

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What Famous Chefs Cook for Their Valentines

From Art Smith to Mary Sue Milliken to Bobby Flay, how chefs wooed their mates with food (yes, there are a lot of lobsters and truffles involved)<p>When it comes to the art of seduction, flowers, poetry, and scoreboard messages all have their places—but nothing has quite the same effect as a specially …

Napa Valley

Mexican red pork with chilli and chocolate recipe

Chilli brings a kick, and chocolate a deep rich flavour to this Mexican pork dish<p>SERVES<p>6-8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1.5kg (3lb 5oz) braising pork cut into 4cm (1½in) cubes<br>• approx 1 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil<br>• 1 large onion, roughly chopped<br>• 1 tsp ground cumin<br>• ½ tsp ground cinnamon<br>• ⅛ tsp ground cloves<br>• 4 garlic cloves, …

Spices

Perfect burger: the ultimate recipe

The French are said to be ditching baguettes in favour of American import the burger. But what's the secret to making your own at home?<p>The French, it seems, are losing their taste for boeuf bourgignon and turning to burgers. <b>Nearly half of all the sandwiches sold in the home of Hause Cuisine last</b> …

Puff pastry red-wine-poached pear tartlets

These are really cute, and very autumnal. The pastry just puffs up round the shape of the pear. You can poach the pears in white wine or cider, or just sugar and water if you prefer.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300ml water<br>• 300ml fruity red wine (merlot is good)<br>• 175g soft light-brown sugar<br>• 2 broad strips lemon …

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6 Winter Salad Recipes by Estela's Ignacio Mattos

These cool, crisp, truly modern salads by Estela chef Ignacio Mattos will remind you that good produce DOES exist in the dark days of deepest winter<p>Since its opening last year, <b>Estela</b>, a so dimly-lit-you-can't-Instagram-it spot in NYC's Nolita neighborhood, has become an unofficial canteen for <i>Bon</i> …

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92 Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes That'll Make You Forget Wings

These are 92 awesome vegetarian recipes for dips, fries, sandwiches, and other snacks that are perfect for the Super Bowl.<p>Yes, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest food holidays of the year. And while most cliché football foods are meatier than the players on the field, there are plenty of …

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We Need to Bring Back Cooking

A call to arms amid an American culinary crisis.<p><b>American gastronomy is at all-time high.</b> Our chefs are the most creative they've ever been. The number of good ones has increased tenfold. Their technique is masterful; their skill level sky-high. They use better ingredients than ever did before; and …

San Francisco

How the experts use salt in their cooking – and why

The science of how salt affects the taste of food is more complicated than you might think – but it's vital to understand if you want to improve your skill in the kitchen<p>Ferran Adrià once declared salt "the only product that changes cuisine". This is because, as he and all seasoned cooks know, …

Cider rarebit recipe

The ultimate cheese-on-toast recipe, starring pears and cider<p><i>Serves two</i><p>The addition of egg is not to everyone's taste (nor is it everyone's idea of what a rarebit should be) but I like it. It turns a snack into a very good supper. I've even been known to add bacon, too. A watercress salad and a …

Inspired by Cern, these lab instruments double as kitchen utensils

Gallery: Inspired by Cern, these lab instruments double as kitchen utensils<p>Gallery: Inspired by Cern, these lab instruments double as kitchen utensils<p>…

More Photos and Video of Ken Block’s Insane Tracked Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX

Yesterday we brought you the latest proof of Ken Block’s awesometude, his new tracked Ford F-150 Raptor pickup. Today, we’re bringing you basically the same thing, but more of it! Hoonigan Racing has revealed more photos of the bad-ass truck, dubbed RaptorTRAX, and Ken Block himself even posted an …

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Clearly bored of souping-up his Ford Fiesta and burning rubber on the streets of San Francisco, serial tyre-shredder Ken Block has turned his attention to the mountains in his latest

Clearly bored of souping-up his Ford Fiesta and burning rubber on the streets of San Francisco, serial tyre-shredder Ken Block has turned his …

How to make Shortcrust Pastry for pies | Jamie Oliver

My favourite dish: Eric Lanlard's pear tarte tatin recipe

Pears make for a delicious twist on the traditional tarte tatin<p><i>For the master patissier behind Cake Boy, a London café and cookery school for budding bakers, the key to a great tarte tatin is timing. “I bake mine during the main course so it’s ready to be turned over at the table, with all the</i> …

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