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Gasping for Gazpacho!

Gasping for Gazpacho!

Until the record-breaking heatwave hit the UK in July, I’d never been that keen on Gazpacho.  When friends raved about the chilled tomato and vegetable soup from Spain, I didn’t get the appeal, and I was certainly never tempted to order it in a restaurant.  All that...

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Forkful Food’s Foolproof Cake Calculator

Forkful Food’s Foolproof Cake Calculator

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend just around the corner, your thoughts may well be turning to baking something delicious for your local street party.  If, like me, you don’t make cakes all that often, finding a reliable recipe that’s truly foolproof and will...

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Store cupboard staples

Store cupboard staples

Nothing in the fridge?  Rustle up these delicious store cupboard dishes! I don’t know about you, but with post-Covid(?) life getting back to normal(ish) I feel a bit like Sleeping Beauty waking up from 100 years of sleep.  Suddenly every aspect of life – work, social,...

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How much booze to buy for your party

How much booze to buy for your party

Working out how much booze to buy for a party can be a bit of a conundrum.  Miscalculate and you risk running out of drinks just as the party gets going and your thirsty guests are having the time of their lives.  While a quick dash to the off-licence usually saves...

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Wibble Wobble… Jelly for Grown-ups

Wibble Wobble… Jelly for Grown-ups

No matter how old you are, jelly is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!  Better still, it’s surprisingly easy to make a delicious and impressive looking grown-up version. Here’s how! Summer Berry & Elderflower Jelly Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 140ml Elderflower...

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Your Daily Bread

Your Daily Bread

Forkful Food’s Guide to the Basics of Breadmaking Like most people, I’m trying to put my Corona downtime to good use, learn some new skills and brush up on some old ones.  Top of the list is breadmaking and given that you can’t get bread flour or yeast for love nor...

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Mushroom Speltotto

Mushroom Speltotto

On a recent trip to Borough Market I tucked into a delicious mushroom “speltotto” (risotto made with pearled spelt instead of rice) on Turnip Borough’s stall.  Bursting with flavour and packed with heaps of different varieties of sautéed mushrooms, the dish was topped...

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The Beef about Roast Beef

The Beef about Roast Beef

How to get it perfect every time Roast beef is one of life’s great pleasures but a really good joint of meat doesn’t come cheap so you’ll undoubtedly want to get the cooking right.  In theory, achieving perfectly pink roast beef should be a doddle:  weigh the meat,...

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Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

On a recent trip to Borough Market I tucked into a delicious mushroom “speltotto” (risotto made with pearled spelt instead of rice) on Turnip Borough’s stall.  Bursting with flavour and packed with heaps of different varieties of sautéed mushrooms, the dish was topped...

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