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Feast: an easy dinner party menu from Mary Berry and Lucy Young

Mary Berry and her close friend, Lucy Young, share an easy three-course menu that is bound to impress your guests<p><b>STARTER: Bruschette with Reblochon and roasted vegetables</b><p><i>Serves 6</i><p>2 yellow peppers, halved, deseeded, and chopped into 2.5cm (1in) pieces<p>1 red onion, sliced into wedges<p>3 small courgettes, …

How to become the sommelier’s best friend

Sommeliers are there to help – so why are so many people scared of their services? Hamish Anderson outlines five tips to help you get good service from the wine waiter<p>The first job I had in a decent restaurant involved working with a cantankerous French sommelier. He was everything you could want …

Food in Erotic Literature: 12 Examples to Make Your Mouth Water

Food and sex go hand in hand, never more tantalizingly than in erotic fiction. We've got 12 examples to whet all appetites (warning: NSFW)<p><i>When we think about food porn, we tend to think in visual terms. But for readers of romance novels and erotica, "food porn" is an actual genre. To give us the</i> …

Lips

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Tastes of home: what food do you miss the most?

I'm sitting in Changi airport in Singapore, thinking about food. Having bulldozed my way through the city's hawker markets on a stopover from Australia, my mind is on my next meal. Not the foil-wrapped tray that awaits me, but a proper taste of home.<p>I've been away from the UK for 15 months, and in …

Bon Appétit Recipes

Make this cashew butter once, and you’ll want to use it on roasted vegetables year-round.<p>Impossibly soft and caramelized green beans that only ask one thing of you: patience while they roast.<p>Combining nduja, a spreadable spicy salami, with lobster is transformative, taking this basic pasta Pomodoro …

Food

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

Ultimate alcohol quiz 2014: the answers

Here are the answers to my fiendish alcohol quiz<p>The winner of the wine quiz was Sarah Rowlands from Grayshott, and the runners up were Gill Cross from Tilehurst and Richard Symonds from Bexleyheath. Congratulations.<p><b>WINE QUIZ ANSWERS</b><p><i>1 I'm in Australia but you won't see a wild koala here. It's a</i> …

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

Seafood