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DRINKS

‘Figs and cinnamon: Doesn’t that just call out “fall’s here!” to you’, exclaims Michael Dietsch in his book ‘Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times’ where this recipe comes from.

DRINKS

Michael Dietsch shares this recipe in his book Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times. It is an all-year round drink but is especially lovely to serve at Christmas.

DRINKS

‘I can usually smell lavender before I see it’, says Michael Dietsch, the author of Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times where this recipe comes from.

MAIN COURSES

‘A dish must be popular if you can find whole restaurants devoted to it in every corner of the world’. says Brian Yarvin in his book A World of Noodles. ‘Pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup, meets this criteria with ease.’

MAIN COURSES

‘Sometimes called Singapore Fried Noodles, this dish, like so many things in Singapore, combines elements from East and West to make something unique; says Brian Yarvin in his book From A World of Noodles.

MAIN COURSES

‘This dish started life in the Shandong region of China, where it was called “fried sauce noodles’ according to Brian Yarvin, author of A World of Noodles. ‘Then it jumped across to Korea, where Chinese migrants started cooking it. Since then, it’s achieved near-national-dish status. In fact, its one hundredth anniversary in Korea was celebrated in 2005’.

DESSERTS Edward Hayden mincemeat recipe

The aroma of festive baking is a memory from my childhood that will always stay with me’ says chef Edward Hayden in his book Food for Friends. ‘Now years later when I find myself emulating my mother’s annual tasks, it is my delight to fill our home with these most fragrant aromas. While you can buy commercial mincemeat now, there is nothing to compare to the homemade variety.’

BAKING

People tend to have a fear of choux pastry and so rarely or never make it’, says chef Edward Hayden. ‘It is, in fact, one of the easiest pastries to make providing you follow the very simple rules.’ From Food for Friends by Edward Hayden.

BAKING

Dundee cake is a famous Scottish fruit cake. If you don’t like a very rich and moist Christmas cake this makes for a wonderful option as it is lighter and crumblier in consistency. From Food for Friends by Edward Hayden.

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