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I'm going to go out on a limb here - a very, very short limb, I accept - and state that French food is the best in the world. It's the mothership of cuisines, the place that anybody with any interest whatsoever in food or eating eventually comes back to. There's good reason for this, [...]
I'd describe most cooking as an art of sorts, something that allows the cook a certain freedom of expression in the design and construction of a dish, some latitude to interpret a set of instructions into something new and different. I don't think that about baking. That's a science It's a set thing that does [...]
This is going to be difficult, isn't it? Yes, that's right. They do equal 'breakfast', but that's the mere tip of the iceberg. All of those ways are superb ways to eat an egg, but egg-appreciation can't just stop with a couple of rashers of bacon alongside. There's much more to the humble egg than [...]
I bake a lot of bread, as you've probably noticed, but I'm just a novice ... there's so much to learn about turning the most basic of ingredients - flour, yeast, salt, water - into something so elemental and elegant as a loaf of bread. I have a long way to go, and this is [...]
There's a little, traditional-looking restaurant on rue Keller in Paris that's not what it seems. It isn't a bistro as such ... there's no fairly predictable list of French classics washed down with red wine, nor is it an ultra-modern temple of haute cuisine. Instead, it serves a menu based around minced meat, formed into [...]