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Mouthwatering moments: the best (and worst) things we ate in February – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 1, 2014 in Food & Drink<p><i>Pigeon with warm grains and chicory at Chiltern Firehouse</i><p><b>Time Out’s Food & Drink editor Guy Dimond</b> …

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Mussel recipes: moules frites

Moules frites - could it be be the perfect dinner?<p>Fry the chips twice for extra crispness, and add double cream to the mussels if you like them a bit more decadent.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>100g/3½ oz butter<p>3 shallots, peeled, finely chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped<p>500ml/1 pint dry white wine<p>A bunch …

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, …

Valentine's Day recipes: passion-fruit soufflé

An ideal Valentine's Day dessert, providing you aren't too distracted by your beloved<p><i>Makes 4</i><p>A 1990s classic for those able to concentrate as they feed their beloved. This is an adaptation of a great recipe by Raymond Blanc, and it will not fail you if followed to the letter; use accurate tablespoon …

The Best Steak-Eating Advice You Can Watch

We might have to get this woman sainted<p><b>For about the first 15,000 years</b> of human history, steak has been pretty much the same. At some point it was invented, I guess, possibly in the form of slicing the things off living animals, as is still done in certain primitive societies today. Eventually …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

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Edd Kimber's prune and armagnac puddings recipe

Edd Kimber, The Boy Who Bakes, shows us how to make his new recipe, prune and armagnac puddings, perfect for a Christmas menu<p>Edd Kimber, champion of The Great British Bake Off in 2010, is a firm traditionalist when it comes to Christmas baking, despite the inventive credentials which won him the …

25 Sweet Potato Recipes That Go Beyond Mini-Marshmallows

The sweet potato is so much more than just a vehicle for mini-marshmallows in these recipes.<p><b>It's the perennial debate: Do your sweet potatoes need marshmallows or not?</b> Strong arguments have been advanced on both sides, but if you're looking to experiment, these sweet roots can be much more than …

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How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy That Actually Tastes Good

Three ways to make delicious, gluten-free gravy for Thanksgiving—or any meal<p>Gravy is the element of your Thanksgiving feast that brings everything together: you drizzle it on the turkey, the mashed potatoes, your veggies—you sop it up with your dinner roll when you've otherwise cleaned your plate. …

Speedy weeknight suppers: smoky beans and gammon on toast recipe

Homemade beans and gammon is the ultimate post-work comfort food - quick to put together, rich, satisfying and hardly costs a thing.<p><i>Serves 2 generously</i><p>1 onion<p>1 clove garlic<p>½ stick celery<p>140g gammon steak<p>1 tsp tomato puree<p>1 tsp smoked paprika<p>½ tsp brown sugar<p>1 x 400g tin canellini beans<p>400g …

6 Spectacular Make-Ahead Dinner Party Dishes

Six make-ahead dnner party mains, from lamb to seafood soup to eggplant parmesan.<p>As impressive as they look, the best thing about these entrées is that they're prepared in advance, which means you'll spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen on party night.

In the bowl: Nigel Slater's prawn, lemongrass and coconut recipe

Food in a bowl is the ultimate comfort food. Try this mix of prawn, lemongrass and coconut for an uplifting meal.<p>There is something right about food in a bowl. The hot liquor on your spoon; the warmth of the bowl in your hands; the final scraping of spoon against china – they enable us to feel …

Baked cheese with garlic bread recipe

A baked cheese recipe from Damien McNamara of The Ludlow Kitchen.<p>One whole soft, strong cheese<p>1 garlic clove, sliced<p>3-4 sprigs fresh thyme<p>For the garlic bread<p>1 small sourdough loaf, sliced<p>1 tbsp olive oil<p>1 garlic clove, peeled<p><i>Method</i><p>Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.<p>Pierce the top of the cheese …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: broad bean, ham and mozzarella tartine

Minted end-of-season broad beans with ham and torn mozzarella on chewy chunks of toast make either a simple dinner or a decadent lunch time sandwich.<p>The secret to this recipe is a really decent loaf of bread and good-quality ham. Trying to recreate it with sliced white and cheaper meat will …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Plums, in Season in August

Recipes, buying tips, and storage suggestions for plums, which are in season in August.<p><i>Summertime, and the growing is easy. This week, we'll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with in August. Today: plums.</i><p>Little Jack Horner and William Carlos Williams both know …

Chopped beef with pickled cherries and Jersey royals recipe

Use rare-breed beef for this delicious meal, almost a new version of a steak tartare.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>300g/10½oz beef rump, ideally rare breed such as Ruby Red or White Park<p>Extra-virgin olive oil<p>200g/7oz Jersey royals, scrubbed<p>Fennel tops, to serve<p><i>For the pickled cherries</i><p>200g/7oz cherries, de-stemmed and …

Speedy weeknight suppers: baked eggs with salmon and spinach

Rich and satisfying, this egg dish feels like something really indulgent after work, especially with a fat slice of crunchy buttered toast.<p>You will need two small, shallow dishes for this, each about the width of a fried egg. Failing that a couple of ramekins will work too.<p>SERVES<p><i>2</i><p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g …

Lomo saltado, Peruvian 'jumping beef' recipe

Lomo saltado or “jumping beef” is Peru’s most popular stir-fry.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>600g fillet steak, cut into 3cm cubes<p>Vegetable oil, for frying<p>1 large red onion, cut into thick wedges<p>2 tomatoes, halved, deseeded and cut lengthways into eighths<p>1 amarillo chilli, deseeded and sliced lengthways<p>20ml pisco<p>25g …

20 great summer dessert recipes: 11-15

Thomasina Miers's gooseberry fool<p>Whether it's prune fool in the depths of winter, apple fool through autumn and winter or summer fruit fools in the height of summer, this nursery school creamy pudding has an eternal appeal. Our gooseberry bushes are just bearing fruit and this is what I shall be …

Speedy weeknight suppers: chicken puttanesca

Spicy, sweet and salty: this well known Italian sauce is full of taste bud pleasing flavours which liven up the chicken.<p><i>Serves 3-4</i><p>1 onion<p>1 clove garlic<p>½ red chilli<p>6 chicken thigh fillets<p>2 tbsp olives<p>4 anchovies<p>1 tbsp capers<p>2 tsp tomato puree<p>1 tin chopped tomatoes<p>Fresh basil leave, roughly …

Raspberry-Beaujolais Cheesecake Poptail Recipe

<b>Serves 10</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 cups raspberries<br>• 8 oz. simple syrup<br>• 6 oz. Beaujolais wine<br>• 1/3 cup cream cheese, at room temperature<br>• 1/3 cup heavy cream<br>• 4 Tbsp. …

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Chocolate Amaretto Pudding | Gennaro Contaldo

Peach, grilled mackerel and green grains

Mackerel is a lovely fish to eat with soft fruit in summer; anyone lucky enough to be near the coast may have a chance to catch one and enjoy the freshest fish possible. Barbecue the fish over charcoal if you can.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>250g quinoa<p>4 tbsp olive oil<p>150g flat-leaf parsley, very finely chopped<p>2 …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …