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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This weekend marks the start of daylight savings! We're celebrating with plenty of salads, cold noodle bowls, airy desserts, and colorful fruits and …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for avocado-dressed broccoli and grilled cabbage with pork chops

Photograph: Johanna Parkin for the Guardian. Food styling: Maud Eden<p>Thomasina Miers’ juniper-brined pork chops with grilled hispi, sage and capers: ‘Gloriously juicy chops are a great foil for toasted cabbage …

Grilling

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

Top 10 new restaurants, bars and cafes in Paris

Autumn is the peak time for openings in Paris, be they restaurants, bars or impossible-to-categorise multi-concept spaces. Over the summer, the city is famously quiet as residents decamp to the beach or country gites, but the mass return – <i>la rentrée</i> – triggers a succession of new arrivals across …

Great British Bake Off recipe: how to make Kouign-amann

Master baker Richard Bertinet shares his recipe for Kouign-amann, the challenging French cake featured on The Great British Bake Off<p>I can't help but get the impression that, as more and more series of <b>The Great British Bake Off</b> are commissioned, the show's researchers are scratching their heads to …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Top 20 quirky London restaurants

Book a spot at one of these fun restaurants in London. Known for its diverse dining scene, there's no shortage of quirky restaurants to choose from …

England

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

sweep me up (Flourless mandarin cake with honey thyme syrup and...)

Almond and saffron cake with golden-raisin syrup recipe

A tender cake made with ground almonds and a glorious saffron syrup to pour over it<p><i>Serves 12</i><p><b>For the cake:</b><br>125ml (4fl oz) full-fat milk<br>good pinch saffron<br>180g (6oz) caster sugar<br>125ml (4fl oz) fruity extra-virgin olive oil<br>2 large eggs, plus 2 egg yolks<br>½ tsp almond extract<br>125g (4½oz) plain flour, …

Ginger-Chicken Meatballs with Chinese Broccoli

4 Servings<p>For this meatball recipe, ground chicken is leaner than other meats, but less fat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor—these meatballs are loaded with aromatics like scallions, ginger and garlic, and served alongside delicious Chinese broccoli.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic …

Raymond Blanc's clafoutis recipe

One of the most popular desserts at Brasserie Blanc is clafoutis, made to my mother's recipe<p>Clafoutis is one of the great classics of family cuisine. Of course, my mum created the best recipe, which is one of the best-sellers at Brasserie Blanc. Every household, every family should know this …

Strawberry Breakfast Pancakes

<i>Delicious strawberry breakfast pancakes perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast.</i><p><b>Makes: 12-14</b> <b>Pancakes</b><p><b>Preparation</b> <b>Time:</b> 10 minutes<p><b>Cooking Time:</b> 10</b> …

Smoked haddock with mussel sauce and barley with roasted cauliflower recipe

An elegant dinner party dish with smoked haddock and mussels is one of Diana Henry's favourite Icelandic recipes<p><i>Serves four</i><p>600ml (1 pint) fish stock<br>1 small leek, washed and roughly chopped<br>115g (4oz) pot barley, soaked overnight in cold water<br>1.4kg (3lb) mussels<br>1 small onion, roughly chopped<br>300ml (½ …

Citrus Fruit Salad with Salmon and English Peas

<i>When there are blue skies and warm rays indulging in this citrus fruit salad is a must. Juicy, fruity and oh-so tasty, this is the ideal option for</i> …

Cucumber and Avocado Smoothie Soups

<i>The perfect summer snack or appetiser, indulge in this refreshing cucumber and avocado smoothie soups today. Incredibly nutritious, these smoothie</i> …

The new baker: elderflower lime and almond fairy cakes

Delicate mini sponge cakes made with marzipan and elderflower cordial, topped with citrussy icing.<p>Quick and easy, these irresistible little cakes are perfect for picnics or as a teatime treat.<p><i>makes 24 mini cakes</i><p>75g (2¾oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing<br>280g (9¾oz) …