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By Azlin Bloor | sweet, spicy, sexy...

Cullen Skink (that’s Smoked Haddock Chowder to you!)

Cullen Skink. Not a very promising name for a soup, really, is it? All the images that run through my mind everytime I say Cullen Skink do not equal …

Curries

Italian Salsa Verde (a piquant sauce with parsley, capers and anchovies)

Italian Salsa Verde<p><b>The Italian Salsa Verde is a sharp, piquant, salty and herby green sauce that will electrify your senses and leave them hysterical</b> …

Italian Food

Red Chilli Pesto | Pesto Rosso with Chilli (so versatile in the kitchen!)

Red Chilli Pesto<p><b>Red Chilli Pesto is one of those must have staples for me.</b> It’s saved me on many a day when I’ve been a bit stuck for lunch, not just …

Italian Food

Gnudi and Malfatti, Naked and Poorly Made Ravioli?

Let's make Gnudi<p>Place the ricotta in a colander and leave to drain.<p>Rinse your spinach and place in a large saucepan, cover with a lid and leave to …

Recipes

Barbari (بربری) | A Persian Flat Bread Recipe

Barbari Persian flatbread<p>A reader requested recipe, Barbari, crisp on the outside, light and airy on the inside is a favourite, traditional Persian …

Bread

Mapo Tofu, a fiery Sichuan Recipe, with a Vegetarian Alternative

Start by making a simple chilli oil<p>Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over medium high heat and fry the dried chillies for one minute.<p>Transfer the …

Recipes

How to Make Fresh Pasta Dough for Homemade Pasta

Ravioli with Fresh Pasta Dough<p><b>Scroll down for the video on the technique.</b><p><b>Why make fresh pasta dough when it is easily available?</b> Because nothing …

Dinner

Christmas Margarita - with Polish Krupnik

Christmas Margarita<p>Aaaaah! It’s 4 days to Christmas and I have been a bit slow with posting this Christmas Margarita recipe! It’s been the usual mad …

Turducken/Royal Roast/Three Bird Roast

Turducken, Three Bird Roast, Royal Roast<p><b>First published Dec 2011.</b><p><b>Scroll down for a quick video tutorial on the assembly.</b><p>TURDUCKEN – that would be …

Anya's Krupnik, a Polish Liqueur of Spiced Vodka and Honey

The Next Day<p>Double line your funnel with your muslin cloth. If you have a large one, folding it over will work.<p>Strain your Krupnik into the …

Agedashi Tofu - Japanese Fried Tofu in Savoury Dashi Sauce

Agedashi Tofu<p>Agedashi Tofu is a delightful small dish of lightly fried, almost melt in the mouth tofu, sitting in a hot dashi sauce, topped with …

Smoked Fish Solyanka | Russian Smoked Fish Soup

Smoked Fish Solyanka<p>Smoked Fish Solyanka, a much loved Russian Smoked Fish Soup, is a semi hearty soup, with a full on sour, smoky and a touch hot, …

Duck and Chestnut Ragu Cottage Pie with Celeriac and Pumpkin Crust

The Ragu<p>Chop up the duck meat into little cubes, measuring about 1cm (about 1/2").<p>Chop up the chestnuts, celery and carrot to about roughly the same …

General Tso's Chicken, America's Most Popular Chinese Takeout Dish

General Tso’s Chicken<p>General Tso’s chicken, is, apparently, one of the most popular Chinese takeout dishes in the US, consistently making the number …

Chicken Chitarnee, an Indian Jewish Curry Recipe

Chicken Chitarnee<p>Chicken Chitarnee, an Indian Jewish Curry, is a favourite with my family. It is an onion and tomato based curry that is spiced up …

Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink

Just a really quick write up for this Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink, as there really isn’t a whole lot to say about it! I went for my …

Smoothies

What is Yuzu, that Knobbly Japanese Citrus Fruit?

The Japanese Yuzu or Korean Yuja (citrus junos) is a citrus fruit that has long been in use in China and Tibet, where it originated and is known as …

Japan

Lamian - Chinese Hand Pulled Noodles with Uyghur Lamb Stew

The Noodles<p>Use a table top mixer with dough attachment if you prefer it to hand kneading.<p>Place the flour & salt water in a large bowl and bring it …

How to Make Pumpkin Spice, a Favourite American Spice Mix

Come autumn, (or fall), in the US, you see pumpkin spice everywhere you look and in almost everything you eat and drink: lattes, cocktails, cupcakes, …

Herbs

Corned Beef Stew | A Eurasian Recipe from Singapore and Malaysia

This Eurasian Corned Beef Stew is a favourite childhood recipe from the Portuguese Eurasian community in Singapore and Malaysia. It can be a bit of a …

Beef

Bloody Margarita with Black Lava Salt Rim | a Halloween Cocktail

You have no idea how much juvenile fun I have every time I talk about this particular margarita, or Bloody Margarita, I should say. I hate to admit …

Recipes

Risotto with Sautéed Partridge Breasts and Apples

This Risotto with Sautéed Partridge Breasts and Apples is a very autumnal recipe. I adore autumn; there is just something to be said about the chill …

Recipes

Witch’s Brew | an Easy Halloween Cocktail

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble This Witch’s Brew is a super easy Halloween cocktail. It’s so easy, you’ll be going, …

Holidays

Aji Amarillo | The Peruvian Yellow Chilli Pepper

Aji Amarillo, Peruvian Yellow Chillies<p>Everything about the Aji Amarillo screams summer to me. It’s such a beautiful chilli, in looks and in its …

Piccalilli Recipe – a favourite English Pickle

Piccalilli is an old, favourite English pickle made with various vegetables and spices. It goes back a few hundred years to the late 17th century and …

Recipes

Semolina Cake with Rose Water and Pistachios, drenched in Rose Syrup

This Semolina Cake with Rose Water and Pistachios is a huge favourite in our house. I adore semolina cakes and desserts; they were always around in …

Baking

Sambal Matah, an Indonesian Raw Spicy Shallot Salsa from Bali

Sambal Matah is a raw, spicy shallot salsa or condiment from Bali, Indonesia. There is no direct translation of the Malay/Indonesian word sambal. It …

Indonesia

Green Shakshuka with Tomatillos | A Middle Eastern and Mexican Fusion Recipe

Green Shakshuka! Raising your eyebrows, perhaps? If you are a regular on LinsFood, you’ll know that every summer, if I’m around (and not travelling …

Recipes

Toad in the Hole with Easy Onion Gravy | an English Classic

Toad in the Hole, an English classic of sausages baked in batter, is just one of many bizarrely named foods in British cuisine. We also have Cullen …

British Cuisine