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A Taste For… Paprika

Spoon with paprika powder

For many years, I assumed that paprika was a Hungarian invention, misled by the origins of the word we use in England to describe this powdered spice. In fact, the story has it that Columbus presented sweet and chilli peppers to King Fernando and Queen Isabel of Spain as a gift of thanks for their ... Read more »

Ginger-Roasted Plums with Lime, Rum & Muscovado Cream

Ginger-Roasted Plums with Lime, Rum & Muscovado Cream

Did you enjoy our review of Diana Henry’s From The Oven To The Table? If so, we’re sure you’ll appreciate this delicious recipe from the book, shared with permission from publishers Mitchell Beazley. We’ve recently posted Diana’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine. Now, here’s a dessert to go with it, Ginger-Roasted Plums with ... Read more »

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

If you haven’t already seen our review of Diana Henry’s From The Oven To The Table, do pop back to read it. The list of recipes we want to make soon will have you salivating. In the meantime, we have permission from publishers Mitchell Beazley to share a couple of recipes from the book. Here’s ... Read more »

Asia | The Best Kept Secret in Chocolate

Au Lac Chocolate

Do you know where your cacao comes from? Cacao is the botanical name of the tree— Theobroma cacao— on which the chocolate fruit is grown. Before it can be turned into chocolate, the fruits must be harvested at peak ripeness. Their seeds are removed for fermenting, drying, roasting, peeling, and grinding into chocolate, a complicated ... Read more »