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Food moments of 2014

The end of a year is always a good time for a round-up, so here are some of my most memorable encounters and enjoyable moments of eating, cooking and discovering the best ingredients of 2014…

Sea urchins in Oulidia, Morocco – the cold temperature of the sea greatly improves the flavour


Nectarine leaf and almond milk Panna Cotta – the leaves infused into the cream have a natural almond flavour


The largest white truffle I’ve ever held, let alone seen


Homemade taglierini – the best accompaniment to white truffle


Boiled eggs with anchovy toast soldiers – a match made in heaven – recipe in my forthcoming book Egg (out in March)


My wedding cake, made by the wonderful Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes


Proper carciofi Romana as served at dal Moro in Rome, eaten on my honeymoon


Our abundant agretti crop – we mainly ate it lightly blanched and covered in grated bottarga..


Fassone rib-eye steak. The best beef I have ever eaten


Finally… Christmas cake given to me by Sally Clarke of Clarke’s, London. No one makes it better.



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