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By Publican Sam | food & drink ideas for pubs

The Joy of Cooking With Food Scraps

The Danish chef Mads Refslund provides plenty of practical advice for using food waste in his new book, “Scraps, Wilt & Weeds.” There are recipes using often discarded items — like cabbage cores, potato skins and carrot tops — as well as tips for making preserved lemons from juiced halves and ways …

A Corned Beef for Today

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox, register here.</i><p>Good morning. I wrote about corned beef for the Food section of The Times that we delivered to our subscribers this morning: a …

What if You Could Make Great Corned Beef?

Corned beef and cabbage is the scent of St. Patrick’s Day. A low, spicy pong of coriander and pepper, garlic and beef that carries a sweet, vegetal steaminess: the smell of low tide, ambrosia or a middle-school cafeteria, depending on your experience. For a large number of Americans, particularly …

Recipes for perfect coq au vin, beef bourguignon, tarte tatin & more - free with the Observer tomorrow https://t.co/iCiYIHxDGk

13 Irish-Inspired Recipes to Serve at Your St. Paddy’s Dinner Party

In college, St. Paddy’s day meant chugging back green beer at a local pub. (And we’re sure we all collectively shiver at the thought of it.) But now that those days are gone and we’ve swapped the dyed beer for some ultra smooth Guinness, we can celebrate with charm. Throw your dinner party hat on, …

Here's A Roasted Garlic And Parsnip Soup Recipe

<i>*Recipe excerpted from Healing Bone Broth Recipes, by Sharon and Reb Brown of Bonafide Provisions</i><p>I think what makes this soup so wonderful is the …

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The 2017 Cocktail Trends You Need to Know

It’s time to peer into the crystal ball and think about what we might find in our glasses in 2017. After a <b>tumultuous 2016</b>, here’s a look at some …

7 unusual gin cocktails to make with tea, rice cakes, fruit and vegetables

<b>Gin cocktails just got a little fancy – with chai tea, lapsang souchong and lemon grass.</b><p><b>Beefeater Gin</b> has come up with an array of new cocktail …

The 20 best food books of 2016

Observer Food Monthly’s choice of recipe collections, reference books and all things food-related. Gift wrap them, or keep them for yourself<p>Sweetbitter <b>Stephanie Danler</b> One World, £12.99<br>A coming-of-age novel that’s as much about falling in love with the restaurant industry. The protagonist, Tess, is …

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Roast Pheasant With Orange & Onion Marmalade - Great British Chefs

This autumnal dish from Shaun Rankin pairs the gaminess of the pheasant meat with a rich, tangy and aromatic conserve in this roast pheasant recipe. …

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Warm up with this rich potato green chile soup recipe for Meatless Monday

Sometimes dinner doesn't get any better than a bowl of soup. This recipe, from La Casa Sena in Santa Fe, N.M., combines tender potatoes that are puréed with heavy cream to form the base for this rich and satisfying soup, with roasted diced chiles folded in for subtle heat. It's perfect for Meatless …

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The best books on food of 2016

From fresh central Asian flavours to pies from the deep south, cookbooks open up new mouthwatering worlds for Felicity Cloake<br>• Vote: What was your favourite book of the year?<p>A lot has been said in recent years about the death of the cookbook – the blithe assumption being that, with 43,500,000 …

Warm Up With 17 Hot Boozy Cocktails

Late 2017 means it’s time for <b>hot cocktails</b>. Setting Austin’s mild winter aside, the city does occasionally encounter cold fronts and freezing rain, so it’s best to warm up with a drink or two. This leads to comforting toasty drinks like spiked apple ciders, hot chocolates and buttered rums, mulled …

We Asked A Bartender To Explain All Those Fancy Bar Terms

A "dry" martini actually means it has less dry vermouth in it.<p>"Five cocktails everyone should know are the daiquiri, Negroni, Old-Fashioned, gin martini, and the new modern classic: the penicillin. Made with scotch, ginger, honey, and lemon, this was invented in NYC in the last 10 years, and any …

Savory Bread Pudding

Delicious savory bread pudding recipes, filled with everything from spinach and shiitake to mushroom, leek, and parmesan.

Pork Pie And Picallilli

Step 1<p>Start The Piccallili<p>Chop the chilli, red pepper and peel shallot, then cut the broccoli into small florets. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry …

Refreshing Dessert Recipe: Classic Blueberry Custard Trifle

If you’re looking for a fantastic, refreshing dessert, look no further than a Scottish trifle. Trifles are very similar to a parfait in many ways: …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for taleggio roast potatoes and damson trifle

A brilliantly satisfying dinner, plus a trifle that makes the most of a seasonal fruit<p>Our bay tree is one of the best buys we’ve ever made. Bays grow happily in a pot or in the ground and, once they take to their new home, have to be regularly pruned to keep them under control, which has obvious …

Exploring Amaro In Cocktails For Early Fall

As early autumn chills the air, our palate for sweet flavors that cut through the summer’s heat and humidity diminishes, leaving room for …

Flavourful flatbreads and quick quesadilla recipes | The modern cook

A flatbread is the epitome of versatility – just fill it with whatever you happen to have to hand. Here’s a caper, herb and egg mix and a speedy squash quesadilla to get you started<p>The happiest days of my childhood were spent in northern California, just north of San Francisco. We lived in a …

17 Rustic Veggie Pizzas to Liven Up Your Meatless Monday

Everyone digs pizza. We’ve never met a soul who could deny a slice. These days, pizza lovers are going the extra mile to come up with ingenious ways to enjoy their fave pie with healthy pizza bowl recipes and various other pizza-inspired noshes — dessert pizza included! One of the more exciting …

Simple Lentil Chili from Turntable Kitchen

<i>This post was created in partnership with Canadian Lentils. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors, who help us do what we …

Weeknight Cooking: Greek Style Chicken Thighs | shopswell

I <i>love</i> chicken legs but my guy thinks they're "nibble" food. Meaty thighs are the perfect compromise - he feels thighs are more more filling and I get …

Slow Cooker Short Rib Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Short Rib Burrito Bowls<p>Author: Tina Putzing<p>Recipe Type: Main<p>Throw a batch of these short ribs in your slow cooker and you will be …

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News: Taxi! Oakham IPA takes a cab to London

Oakham Brewery in Peterborough has swooped on the London pub scene with its award-winning Green Devil IPA. The beer, promoted on cabs, will be …

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Mark Suits: Here's another tasty local IPA, Curly Horse from Brewsters

Brewsters Brewing has been around for more than 25 years and currently operates five brew pubs in Edmonton plus other locations in Alberta and …

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The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ borlotti bean salad and wild black bream recipes

A taste of Sicily is the perfect antidote to the end of the summer holidays<p>This time of year always takes me back to Sicily, where we went on our honeymoon. With its melting pot of influences from the Middle East, Spain, Mexico and beyond, I was bewitched by the food from the first bite, and we …

Cocktail of the week: lemon fizz recipe

Get your chops round 28º-50º Wine Workshop & Kitchen’s tangy wine cocktail<p>This is one of our new “twisted” wine cocktails, made from spirits derived from grapes. Serves one.<p><b>25ml limoncello</b><b><br>25ml ginger liqueur (we use</b> <b>Giffard Ginger of the Indies</b><b>)</b><b><br>2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger</b> <b><br>20ml fresh lemon juice</b></b> …