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Nigel Slater's butter recipes

One night in Finland, they brought unforgettable bread and butter to the table. Bread cut thick, offered on a narrow wooden board, a mound of whipped butter and, to one side a glazed bowl of salt. The bread was sourdough with a chewy crust, the butter as soft as a cornet full of Mr Whippy, the salt …

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Imagine a world without shops or factories

<b>I have come to think that our world is being turned upside down. We probably do not grasp the huge implications because, perhaps, we are still imprisoned by our past.</b><p>We are all of us, almost everywhere, swept up in a maelstrom of change which overturns many of the assumptions we have lived with for …

Sigmund Freud

The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, gave the AN Smith lecture in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Here's her speech<p>I'd like to begin with a true story.<p>I was recently conducting a job interview for a Guardian role, and I asked the interviewee, who …

How to make the perfect fridge cake

I once ate five squares of fridge cake in a sitting at school. Admittedly it was the dangerously light, yet addictively crunchy chocolate crispy kind, and it's more than likely this feat was fuelled by a couple of hours of forced exercise, but still, it's a proud achievement.<p>Ice-cream sundaes …

Courgette and Chick Pea Filo Pie

Introduction<p>I can't claim this as an Iranian creation, but I certainly had the tastes and fragrances of some Iranian dishes in mind.<p>I can't claim …

FoodRecipes

Gluten-free Venetian carrot cake<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 8-10<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>I long thought that carrot cake was an American invention, until I found out that an early version was made by Venetian Jews in the original ghetto. This modest disc is …

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20 tools and apps for digital journalists

<b>Credit: Image by florianric on Flickr. Some rights reserved</b><p><b>Storytelling tools: Five easy ways to create visual stories that can be embedded within a</b> …

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Just made this recipe for the first time and I have to say WOW! By far the best sauce I have ever tasted.<p>Posted by Stephc81 on 7th January 2018<p>I am …

Aromatic Lamb Shank Stew

Introduction<p>As with all stews, this is even better made in advance and reheated; for me, this only makes things easier.<p>As with all stews, this is …

Mary Berry's nut roast

Mary Berry's aubergine five nut roast recipe is a real winner for vegetarians. It's so easy to make and tastes delicious too - you can prepare it in …

Mary Berry

Peaches poached in white wine, citrus and herbs recipe

The perfect dessert when peaches are at their best; usually in June, July and August.<p>Although we are creating an orchard at Le manoir in which peaches and apricots will feature, the best come either from France or Italy. White peaches have the ideal flavour and we believe they justify the extra …

Honey-poached peaches

Try this quick and easy peach dessert, perfect for a summer dinner party<p>Ingredients<p>75 g (3oz) golden caster sugar<br>• 4 tbsp clear honey<br>• 6 small ripe but …

Sautéed Squid, Onions and Potatoes with Chilli and Sherry Vinegar – José Pizarro

This recipe is amazing! I love <i>calamari à la romana</i> (deep fried squid) – one of the most popular tapas all over Spain and synonymous with Spanish …

How to make the perfect tapenade

While there is still a little light left in the evenings, it's only right and proper to embrace every last opportunity to sit out a while with a well-chilled drink – heaven knows there will be time enough to huddle round the fire with a warming cup of tea once autumn girds its loins in earnest.<p>And, …

Banana Bread

Simply the best banana bread recipe....I substituted coconut sugar and Thompson raisins, that’s what I had on hand. Love the rum and raisin addition, …

Dessert

Readers' recipe swap: smoked

Like pickling or salting, smoking is much more than a simple method of preserving food; it infuses everything with the savoury tang of woodsmoke. From garlic to butter, fish to vodka, a lick of fire can improve many flavours.<p>It was a tough contest this week: friends loved the taramasalata, I was …

Timeless advice…

…it never changes. The process of creating a visual story that is. But then – what should appear online but some helpful hints for visual …

George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In our society, the study of language and literature is the domain of poets, novelists, and literary critics. Language is considered a decorative …