Wagamama’s steamed buns: my latest Asian craving

Korean BBQ Beef Steamed Buns

As a family we often have a default mode of grabbing a pizza before we head to the movies, so it was really refreshing to receive an invite from Wagamamas to pop in and try their new selection of hirata steamed buns over the holidays. Last updated by Nicki Sturzaker…

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Drunken apple and sultana crumble – Kerry’s quick and easy desserts

Boozy apple and sultana crumble with PX

I’m a firm believer in trying to use up store cupboard ingredients and this dessert was just that – using up a surplus of cooking apples, some sultanas, a bottle of Pedro Ximénez sherry and some ready made crumble mix I had in the freezer. The latter is something I often…

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Lemon posset with hazelnut shortbread – Kerry’s quick and easy desserts

The simplest of desserts,  my lemon posset is always a winner

As regular readers will know, I hate waste and the following dessert is a great way to use up any lemons and cream that you might find lurking in your fridge. It’s also one of my signature desserts that I often serve at lunch or supper parties as it’s so…

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Mr Lee’s Oriental Noodles in a Cup

Mr Lee's Noodles - 100% tasty, 0% nasty

After the excesses of Christmas and the New Year festivities, it’s at this time of year that most people succumb to those New Year resolutions, which are often broken by the end of first week. Whilst I’ve never been one for diets (most of my family would probably rudely say…

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The Walnut in Leith – home away from home

Hot smoked salmon, beetroot & horseradish

Well, we have all survived the excesses of Christmas and as a family we were certainly no different, however I made sure we had one evening’s escape from the kitchen as a treat and change of scene for everyone. So, where do you go that will please everyone’s palette’s without…

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The Wee Restaurant: a first look at their wine dinners

Iain Mellis cheese plate

Back in November, I made a long overdue visit to The Wee Restaurant’s Edinburgh outpost. It’s a bright space; cosy but not claustrophobic. We were delighted to be invited along to one of their special 4 course wine dinners (£50pp). Hosted with L’Art Du Vin, the evening was an opportunity…

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The Oxford Companion to Cheese – everything you ever wanted to know about cheese

Colour plates, black and white images add to the interest of the Companion's entries.

Cheese is one of my Favourite Things. You can keep chocolate: cheese, in its manifold textures and flavours, is what I really love. You can imagine my excitement when the The Oxford Companion to Cheese came out. When I planned this post, the opening photo was of a glass of…

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Christmas favourites: here’s what we really like

Trifle: breakfast of champions!

Christmas can be a time of joy and pain, depending on whether you’re a fan or not. Here, we share our favourite Christmas foody things. Because food is always a source of joy to us. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at January 8, 2017.

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New Chapter – top tip from 2016

Duck hash cake with pickled red cabbage

It’s amazing the effect that word of mouth can have on your decision making, I was having coffee earlier this year with Gaby Soutar and asked where she thought would be a good venue to bring together family for a wee celebratory dinner. I wanted to make sure the final…

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