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We Have a Logo!

I asked my friend Joshua Hill of Simply Josh Designs to create a logo for me for Afroculinaria. I am committed to supporting young artists especially …

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 …

Michel Roux Jr says BBC 'frustrating' as he leaves Masterchef

Chef and presenter criticises ''frustrating process'' of trying to negotiate with corporation and says he wonders if the BBC understands the ''realities of today's commercial world"<p>Chef and presenter Michel Roux Jr is leaving the BBC after failing to reach an agreement about his commercial …

The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary

From Prohibition, Paris, and something called a "Bucket of Blood," to Hemingway, and your hangover<p><b>When you think</b> of the few "classic" cocktails that bartenders even know how to make anymore, none has a more storied past than the Bloody Mary, this year celebrating its 80th birthday. In fact, if it …

New York Style

A London gin tour? It's the perfect tonic

London is enjoying a gin renaissance - so Claire Cohen gets in the spirit and joins a tour of the capital's best gin bars and distilleries<p>Drinking gin used to be straightforward: spirit, tonic, ice and a slice. Or - if we're harking back to Hogarthian times - a pint pot dunked into a tin bath tub …

Gourmet butter: satisfy your churning desires

Butter is suddenly back in fashion, but the choice can be baffling. We round up the best butter for your buck<p>Butter is now back in the good books after years consigned to the naughty step. Recent reports show sales of butter – long ostracised for its links to heart disease, high cholesterol and …

Spicy, Spiked Hot Chocolate Is All Grown Up

Classic hot chocolate is steeped with ancho chile and a cinnamon stick, then spiked with anise liqueur for a darkly delicious winter cocktail.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, “The Happy Hour.” It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Let's pour one out to a forgotten figure of childhood lore, …

Hot Chocolate

It's time to get making marmalade

Seize the season for Seville oranges and make your own marmalade<p><b>Seville orange marmalade</b><p><i>Makes 3-4kg</i><p>1.5kg Seville oranges<p>Juice of 2 lemons<p>Approx 3kg granulated sugar<p>Scrub the oranges and put them into a preserving pan with the lemon juice.<p>Cover them with cold water and weigh them down with a plate …

Get Comfy, Quick With Squash Carbonara

Squash and sage carbonara makes a quick and comforting winter meal.<p>The tail end of January can be a dreary time. When the temperature only hints at ever making it back up above freezing, all you'll want to do for dinner is simmer a stew for hours. But since it's Thursday, and you can't start a pot …

Cooking

Beaujolais Nouveau day: 10 facts about the wine

Today marks the world's best known wine party - the uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau. Here are 10 facts about the wine<p>1. Beaujolais Nouveau is a fruity, very young red wine that is released for sale every year on the third Thursday of November, on the stroke of midnight. The uncorking of the bottles …

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Danish rye bread and beer porridge recipe

This rye bread and beer porridge has a wonderfully rich, complex taste.<p><i>Serves six-eight</i><p>450g/1lb dark rye bread, slightly stale<p>350ml/12fl oz dark ale<p>3 tbsp brown sugar<p>200g/7oz blueberries<p>1 tbsp white sugar<p>4 tbsp yogurt<p>Crumble the stale bread into a large bowl and soak in the ale overnight.<p>The …

Avocado lime cheesecake

<b>Sugar, flour and dairy-free, this lime-flavoured cheesecake (made with avocado flesh and coconut oil) is delicious straight from the fridge.</b><p>We always soak and dry nuts and seeds before we use them. This removes bitter tannins and aids digestion. Dissolve ½ tsp salt per cup of nuts or seeds in …

Dessert

24 Delicious Hours in Rome

01 of 08<p>I think we can all safely agree that Rome is one of the great food cities in the world. But, let's say that you've got limited time in the …

Perfect Roast Vegetables | Jamie Oliver

Tom Kerridge: a publican with star quality

What makes great pub food? Simple ingredients, cooked to perfection, says Tom Kerridge, the first pub chef ever to win Michelin stars.<p>Tom Kerridge squeezes around the bar at the Hand & Flowers in Marlow to greet me. The chef is 6ft 3ins but seems taller, a clean-shaven Hagrid of a man who is too …

Pan haggerty with mustard, egg and caper mayonnaise recipe

Potatoes, onions and cheese are a great combination, and pan haggerty is the Northumberland version of it.<p>We add bacon, then serve it with some salad leaves tossed in French dressing and a sharp mustard and caper mayonnaise to counter the richness of the cheese and bacon. Choose a silky-textured …

Daylesford Farm: a step back in time

The founder of the Daylesford farm shops, Carole Bamford, who built her business on the belief that good food begins with caring for the land, introduces their first cookbook.<p>What we are trying to do at Daylesford is to take a step back in time and relearn the skills and values of our grandparents, …

Restaurant review: Hartnett Holder & Co, Hampshire

Matthew Norman's tastebuds were in for a treat at Hartnett Holder & Co, Hampshire.<p>In so many ways is Lime Wood a dementedly haphazard venture that one might almost imagine it to be the front for an international criminal conspiracy. Tucked away on the edge of the New Forest at the end of a long and …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The most content lemon pastry ever. (via)

The most content lemon pastry ever. (via)

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

France

Have $275,000 To Spare? Go To Every Three-Star Michelin Restaurant In The World

Going to a three-star Michelin restaurant is a huge treat for most people -- it takes a lot of disposable income to be able to afford a meal at any one of the world's top restaurants. But what if you could go to <i>every single</i> three-starred restaurant in the world (that's 109, by the way)? Well, …

The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe

Yes, it's French — but don't let that intimidate you. Alex Hitz's simple, classic sauce makes anything and everything taste better.<p>Beurre Blanc — it's nothing short of magic. Honestly, at this point in our yearlong relationship, I feel as if I can share a closely guarded culinary secret with you: …

How to make the perfect tabbouleh

Anissa Helou describes tabbouleh as a "global salad" – one of those dishes that can be found on menus and deli counters around the world, often in a …

Speedy weeknight suppers: grilled mackerel with tabbouleh

Harrisa-spiced mackerel and a herb-stuffed tabbouleh, perfect for these hot summer days.<p>Don’t hold back with the herbs in this recipe; the greener the finished result the better. The quantities of mint and parsley below are the very least you need to create this vibrant Middle Eastern salad.<p><i>Serves</i> …

Debris and fag butts in a traffic cone: FoodPit reveal the latest culinary trends – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:30 pm, July 4, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London<p>There has never been a more exciting time to be a person who eats things in London. Pop-up …

Wine with cola? Quelle horreur!

Should we take a wine with added cola seriously? No, says Victoria Moore – but unlikely extras are more common than you’d think.<p>Not so long ago, any time you mentioned the burgeoning Chinese taste for expensive fine bordeaux, someone would be sure to hoot, “Yes, but don’t they drink it mixed with …

The Best Of Paul Scholes: Goals and Assists From 1993 to 2007

For a walk down memory lane, here are many of Paul Scholes great goals and assists from the 1993 to 2007 period of his Manchester United career. …