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Recipe: Mullet with Parma Ham and Fish Soup

Splash out this winter with succulent Mullet with Parma Ham and Fish Soup, created by Gianni Tarroni. Ingredients 10 mullets, preferably red Parma Ham Chopped celery, carrot and onion 2 spoons tomato paste Sage Tabasco sauce White wine, vinegar Olive oil Lemon juice Salt, pepper Toasted bread Method Wash and scale the mullets, and if possible leave the head attached …

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Christmas gift guide

Crabtree and Evelyn Christmas 2014

Seasonal Spectacular by Crabtree and Evelyn It feels good to finally be able to talk about what to expect from one of my favourite stores, Crabtree and Evelyn. I have known about what’s coming up this Christmas since July but it was embargoed until now, so here we go. Like every Christmas, Crabtree and Evelyn has a Seasonal Spectacular in …

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Parmigiano Reggiano and Chicken Puttanesca Pasta

Recipe: Parmigiano Reggiano and Chicken Puttanesca Pasta

  Cook up a storm with this winter warmer – a Parmigiano Reggiano and chicken puttanesca pasta that is sure to be a family dinner time favourite. This fantastic recipes serves Serves 4-6 people Ingredients 300g dried pasta bows 3 chicken breasts, cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed ½ red chilli, deseeded and …

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New Lizi’s Low Sugar Granola

Lizi’s granola have combined my two favourite things in cereal breakfasts; organic ingredients and little or no sugar. I usually stick to pure proteins when it comes to breakfasts but since August, I’ve been giving Lizi’s Low Sugar Granola a try. The brand launched a new low sugar range in August which is high in fibre and releases energy slowly …

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Risotto with fennel and walnuts roasted squid at Hotel Xenia London

Evoluzione Restaurant, Hotel Xenia

Last month, I was part of the selected few invited by London hotel Xenia to preview the city hotel after a £100 million refurbishment. And to sample the dishes from the hotel’s Evoluzione Restaurant headed by Michelin Star awarded Italian chef Andrea Angeletti. As far as city hotels go, Xenia is perfectly located near the busy green park area in …

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Tideford Organics Celebrity Chef Soups

Ever since I reviewed Fiona kirk’s ‘Soup can make you thin’; I’ve become a huge fan of soups. They are tasty, filling, nutritious, stops snacking and probably the fastest way to lose weight I’ve found. I’ve been using Fiona’s recipes to make massive pots of soups at the weekend that lasts throughout the week. I must admit, making your own …

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Beauty at Debenhams, Christmas 2014

I was at Debenhams’ beauty press day recently to preview what they have in store for Christmas at their beauty halls. As expected, Debenhams’ has a fantastic selection of big and small brands and an array of gift packs coming up. The centerpiece of the night was the Debenhams’ Beauty 12 days of Christmas which had some fantastic gift sets. …

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Recipe: Pink Lady apple oaty crumble muffin

These delicious muffins will definitely fill a hole. Packed with bran and chunks of Pink Lady apple, it’s like an apple crumble in a cake. Serves: 12 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes, plus cooling Ingredients For the muffins 1 Pink Lady apple, cored 200g self raising flour, sieved 50g oatbran ½ tsp baking powder 175g caster sugar …

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Chocolate Week, London 2014

Last month was London Chocolate Week (Oct 13-19 2014), there were hundreds of events around the country to celebrate; including talks, tastings, and demonstrations. The week culminated with the Chocolate Show London at Olympia West (17th to 19th October), bringing the best of the industry together under one roof. My favourite part was the chocolate catwalk show (Salon du Chocolat) which …

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