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Top 50 museums and galleries in London

One of London’s main attractions is its fantastic selection of museums and galleries. Find one or more to suit your interests below and use the …

It Is Criminal That "Criminal" Is Not a Huge Hit

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper<p>"Criminal" (Summit)<p>"Criminal" is so close to being a hit movie movie that it is criminal it falls short. You can't pin the blame on the cast. Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds and Tommy Lee Jones are all spot on with their characterizations. So that …

12 Awesome Breakfast Sandwiches in NYC

Fewer things hit the spot quite like a classic breakfast sandwich. Whether to nurse a hangover or to fuel you for the day, a good BEC is truly the breakfast of champions. Chefs all over the city are serving playful riffs on this morning staple by trading in slices of bread for Danish pastries, …

Coconut Chicken Curry with Turmeric and Lemongrass

4 Servings<p>This isn’t a super-saucy chicken curry; the aromatics from the coconut chicken will brown in the pan, yielding lots of yummy crisp bits.<p>March 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 lemongrass stalks<p>1 large shallot, chopped<p>4 garlic cloves<p>1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon crushed red …

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The beautiful stations of rail's golden age

<b>After a long gap, railway stations are being built again. But once upon a time there were some very lovely stations indeed.</b><p>In the week when Birmingham's main station reopened after a £750m makeover, the National Railway Museum in York is using its latest exhibition to celebrate the architectural …

Stout Steak Pie | Beef Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>1 knob of unsalted butter<br>• 3 red onions , peeled and finely sliced<br>• 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary , leaves picked and finely …

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may face Argentina bomb probe

<b>An Argentine prosecutor has asked a federal judge to investigate President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over allegations she helped cover up Iranian links to a deadly 1994 bombing.</b><p>Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita inherited the case from Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious …

Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

<b>On Thursday, the Magazine looked at the greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career. Here, the BBC's world affairs editor examines how an all-too-human politician became a great wartime prime minister.</b><p>In 2002 the BBC broadcast a series called 100 Greatest Britons. After each programme in …

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings - The Scotch Kitchen

First make the Yorkshire pudding batter.<p>In a large bowl mix the flour and salt, make a well in the centre, break in the eggs and hand whisk in half …

Slow-Cooker Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

Slow cookers are having a renaissance right now, as more and more busy home cooks look for simple ways to prepare healthy and delicious meals in less time. The days when the Crock-Pot would only come out a few times a year for chili or stew are long gone. As the slow cooker moves from a dusty back …

The most romantic things to do in London for couples

How to boil an egg, the Heston Blumenthal way

For me, an egg is just right when the yolk is warm and runny, wrapped in a blanket of egg white that is just set. When the white’s not mucus-like (which means it’s not cooked) and not hard, it’s silken and melts in your mouth. Which is why the best way to boil an egg is not to boil it. The problem …

'Why I bet £900k on the Scottish referendum'

<b>An anonymous man bet £900,000 on a "No" vote in the Scottish independence referendum. He won. Here he talks through his thought process.</b><p>This was not a reckless gamble. Losing this money would have seriously hurt. But I wouldn't have lost my house - although maybe my wife would have had something to …

FoodRecipes

Roast shoulder of lamb with roasted ratatouille<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>over 2 hours<p>Serves<p>Serves 4-6<p>James Martin’s easy roast lamb ticks all the boxes: luxurious, slow-cooked lamb, hearty vegetables and lashings of red wine gravy.<p>By James Martin<p>From 2007-16<p>Preparation time<p>less …

One-pot chicken chasseur

This French bistro classic is easy to make at home and fabulous with creamy mash or crusty bread<p>Ingredients<p>1 tsp olive oil<br>• 25g butter<br>• 4 chicken legs<br>• 1 …

Creamy courgette lasagne

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends<p>Ingredients<p>9 dried lasagne sheets<br>• 1 tbsp sunflower oil<br>• 1 …

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake too<p>Ingredients<p>200g caster sugar<br>• 200g …

Chicken biryani

A great one-pot rice dish that can still be served up a few days later, perfect for leftovers<p>Ingredients<p>300g basmati rice<br>• 25g butter<br>• 1 large onion, …

Mustard-stuffed chicken

This is so good we'd be surprised if this chicken fillet recipe doesn't become a firm favourite. Save it to your My Good Food collection and …

Summer-in-winter chicken

Pining for summer? This simply seasoned chicken fried with beautiful, ripe, cherry tomatoes in a creamy sauce is guaranteed to hit the spot. Add a …

Chilli con carne recipe

This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up …

Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

A rustic dish with a delicious combination of flavours and just four ingredients, try whipping it up for brunch<p>Ingredients<p>100g bag spinach<br>• 400g can …

Pollo alla pancetta

Healthy and bursting with flavour, this meal makes an incredible main []<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 corn-fed chicken breasts<p>150g (5oz) Gorgonzola cheese<p>1 red …

Courgette Carbonara | Pasta Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>sea salt<br>• freshly ground black pepper<br>• 6 medium courgettes , mix of green and yellow if available<br>• 500 g penne<br>• 4 large free-range …

Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni| Pasta Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>2 knobs butter<br>• olive oil<br>• 2 cloves garlic , peeled and finely sliced<br>• 1 large handful fresh marjoram or oregano , roughly …

Tuscan Bean Soup with Squash and Kale

2 cups dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight<p>2 medium carrots, roughly chopped<p>1 rib celery, roughly chopped<p>1⁄2 yellow onion, roughly chopped<p>3⁄4 cup …

Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Chops (Maiale in Agrodolce)

Put pork chops on a plate; drizzle with oil; season generously with salt and pepper; let sit for 30 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, build a medium-hot fire in a …

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Osso Buco Recipe (Braised Veal Shanks)

Heat oven to 325º. Season veal shanks with salt and pepper. Put flour on a plate and dredge veal in flour, shaking off excess; transfer to a plate. …

Italian Stuffed-Beef Rolls in Tomato Sauce (Braciola alla Marinara)

To make the filling, mix together raisins, 4 tbsp. parsley, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic in a bowl; set aside. Place a slice of beef on a work …