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The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Bologna city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Europe’s oldest university town (it was founded in 1088) has been a haven for intellectuals and creative types since luminaries such as Dante and Petrarch passed through in the 14th century. Cultural capitals can ossify with time, but the constant influx of young blood into Bologna has kept the …

Italy

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Thirty-clove garlic and onion soup

Garlic’s anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antibiotic and antiviral properties make it an incredibly important ingredient in the defence against digestive assaults of all varieties.<p>SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 garlic bulbs, whole, unpeeled<br>• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 2 tbsp unsalted butter<br>• 1 large onion, …

Brown Butter Blondies with Miso & Walnuts

If you have a sweet tooth, blondies always hit the spot. But these blondies are a bit more special than your average recipe. With ingredients like …

Lamb koftas with tomato and onion salad recipe

These delicious lamb kebabs are good source of energy and digestion-healing amino acids<p>This is a brilliant way of using lamb as an alternative to minced beef. These koftas can be made in batches and freeze well, but you must reheat them thoroughly.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 500g (1lb 2oz) minced lean …

Cabbage e Pepe

Vegetables are not noodles, and any that claim to be are lying.<p>But that is not to say that vegetables given "the noodle treatment"* cannot be excellent in their own right.<p>* I very much hope that the next health and wellness trend will involve humans receiving something named the "noodle …

Potato, cabbage and sausage soup recipe

This Northern Italian-inspired soup is incredibly satisfying on cold winter nights<p>Adding potato to soups makes them creamy and wonderful<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGRE</b>DIENTS<br>3 tbsp oil<br>400g/14oz high-quality Italian sausages, skins removed<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>1 head of fennel, finely chopped<br>2 sticks of celery, finely …

Cauliflower 'Rice' Biryani Recipe - Great British Chefs

Cauliflower takes the place of the usual rice in Monica's vegetarian biryani recipe, for a lighter, vegetable-centric spin on the traditional Indian …

Goats' Cheesecake Recipe With Red Onion Jam - Great British Chefs

Simon Hulstone's magnificent goats' cheese canapé is served with a tangy red onion jam to get the taste buds going. If you have never had a savoury …

Recipes

The perfect G&T: what's the best tonic to pair with gin?

Fevertree, Schweppes and a whole host of other tonic waters were put to the test by our rigorous tasting panel. The winner might surprise you<p>Fashions come and fashions go, in the drinks world as in most others. While we're not yet over negronis, and Old Fashioneds are anything but, we all should be …

Chocolate bark with hazelnuts, orange and dried cranberries

SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)<br>• 100g blanched hazelnuts<br>• 150g crystallised orange rind<br>• 75g dried cranberries (or a mixture of dried fruit – raisins and sour cherries are just as good)<p>METHOD<p>Start this a day in advance. Line a baking pan (mine is 18cm x 32cm) with baking …

Michel Roux’s marquise au chocolat dessert

This almost forgotten French classic is a wonderful layered construction of biscuit and flavoured ganache. It’s perfect for a special occasion as you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge ready to slice when you want.<p>There are many variations but this recipe, with the retro touch of …

If You Aren't Salt-Curing Your Eggs, You're Seriously Missing Out

Just one more way to get your egg on.<p>Egg lovers, rejoice! We’ve stumbled upon another way you can sneak more delicious eggs into your life: salt-cured yolks. Sure, scrambled eggs are great because they’re easy to make; and poached eggs are lovely because they’re basically clouds you can eat for …

Dishoom’s chicken berry biryani

The Dishoom take on the legendary Irani Café special, with cranberries.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 large onions, finely sliced<br>• 50ml vegetable oil<br>• 10 garlic cloves, crushed<br>• 75g ginger, finely grated<br>• 1½ tsp chilli powder or 2 tsp hot paprika<br>• 2 tsp ground cumin<br>• ½ tsp garam masala powder<br>• juice of 4 limes<br>• 125ml …

Buttermilk pancakes with passion-fruit curd

The curd can be made a few days in advance.<p>MAKES<p>12 pancakes<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the curd</b><p>8 passion fruits<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 6 egg yolks, lightly beaten<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cut into chunks<p><b>For the pancakes</b><p>250g plain flour, sifted<br>• 1½ tsp baking powder<br>• good pinch salt<br>• 2 tbsp caster sugar<br>• 500ml buttermilk<br>• 50g …

Cauliflower Crust “Pizza” with Chickpea “Pepperoni”.

Oh man, I never thought I'd go here...The post Cauliflower Crust “Pizza” with Chickpea “Pepperoni”. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

Dishoom's Indian cheese on toast

Dishoom share their Kejriwal recipe: an Indian twist on cheese on toast, with runny fried eggs and chilli that's perfect for weekend brunch<p>We went to Bombay a few months ago and discovered this dish in the Willingdon Club. It is called the Kejriwal after a man who used to come in 30 years ago and …

Cacao Nib Biscotti Recipe - Great British Chefs

This delightfully crunchy cacao nib biscotti recipe is a fabulous bake, combining the intense nibs into an Italian classic for a beautifully intense …

Great British Bake Off

Tim Anderson's strawberry daifuku - recipe

On Sunday 31 July, Tim Anderson, winner of MasterChef 2011 and owner of the Japanese soul food restaurant Nanban in Brixton, will be joining <b>José Pizarro</b> to host a Guardian Members’ dinner.<p>Anderson’s signature style combines his American heritage with a love of regional Japanese cooking and an …

Recipes

Fermented red cabbage and apple recipe

Make your own smart sauerkraut with red cabbage, juniper and coriander, to help heal your digestive system<p>MAKES<p>2 litres (3½ pints)<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 3kg (6lb 10oz) red cabbage, shredded<p>• 20 juniper berries, ground with a pestle and mortar<p>• 30 coriander seeds, ground with a pestle and mortar<p>• 300g (10½oz) …

Food Preservation

Sachertorte

SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the cake:</b><p>240g dark chocolate (55-60 per cent cocoa)<br>• 240g butter, softened<br>• 240g caster sugar<br>• 60g cornflour<br>• 60g plain flour<br>• 5 eggs, separated<br>• 2 tbsp apricot jam, heated a little with 2 tbsp water, for spreading<p><b>For the chocolate glaze:</b><p>320g sugar<br>• 298g dark chocolate (55 per cent cocoa)<p>…

The Delaunay's eggs Arlington recipe

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the hollandaise</b><p>8 tbsp white-wine vinegar<br>• 4 shallots, coarsely chopped<br>• 20 peppercorns<br>• 250g (9oz) butter, cubed<br>• 6 egg yolks<br>• juice of 1 lemon<p><b>For the eggs</b><p>8 very fresh eggs<br>• 2 dsp distilled malt vinegar (white)<br>• 8 muffins, toasted<br>• butter, for spreading<br>• 8 long slices of salmon<br>• cayenne pepper, …

Chocolate fudge with whisky sugar and sea salt

This recipe makes more whisky sugar than you need (it isn’t easy to work with smaller amounts) but just keep the excess in an airtight container.<p>SERVES<p>16<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the sugar:</b><p>1 vanilla pod, split<br>• 200g demerara sugar<br>• 2 tbsp whisky<p><b>For the fudge:</b><p>600g caster sugar<br>• 200g butter<br>• 2 tbsp golden syrup<br>• 200ml …

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is …

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

When Soggy Popcorn is a Very Good Thing

It's easy to use a particular ingredient the same way every time—until an experience comes along that <i>opens your mind</i> and lets you see <i>what you've been missing all along</i>. (It's like watching <i>The Sixth Sense</i> all the way through. Or, you know, going to college.)<p>You eat olives cold until you try them …

Tom Kerridge's ultimate ham and cheese toastie

It's Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day today, so what could be better for lunch?<p>This toastie is a play on Welsh rarebit and an adaptation of what I think is the best ever recipe for it, created by the great Gary Rhodes.<p>The recipe does make more topping mixture than you need, but it freezes brilliantly – …

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

BA's Best Masala Chai

4 Servings<p>This chai is definitively ginger-forward. Feel free to add a little more maple syrup if you like it on the sweeter side. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, coarsely grated<p>1 3-inch cinnamon …