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My favourite cookbooks of 2018

My favourite 10 cookbooks published in 2018 –these have stood out amongst a superabundance of new cookbooks: excellent recipes, absorbing writing and beautifully produced, these will stand the test of time in a library, as well as becoming dog-eared through constant use in my kitchen.   La Grotta Ices is a stylishly retro and eye-catchingly […]

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The Coach – is this Clerkenwell’s Racine?

I’d come to know and love Henry Harris’ cooking at his previous restaurant Racine on the Brompton road: the best place to eat French bistro food out of France, which sadly closed a few years ago. The gap that Racine has left in Knightsbridge will never be filled but I was delighted to hear he’d […]

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Pasta bars – the new trend

  These three London pasta bars are feeding our ongoing obsession with the Italian staple. They’re inexpensive, informal and perfect for a quick meal, with no compromise on taste. Padella, 6 Southwark st, SE1 1TQ. Monday-Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-9pm, no reservations This award-winning Borough Market pasta bar could be credited as the first of its […]

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