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Egg, by Michael Ruhlman

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Egg, by Michael Ruhlman

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 [...]

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Bread, by Dean Brettschneider

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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 [...]

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Bombay Lunchbox , by Carolyn Caldicott

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Bombay Lunchbox

In real life, I work for a big financial services organisation (we're not a bank, just let me make that clear before anybody clicks away in disgust. We try to look after people). In common with lots of other organisations, we use Indian resource to help us do cool stuff in IT quickly, and that [...]

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Spice: Layers of Flavour, by Dhruv Baker

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Review: Dhruv Baker’s Spice: Layers of Flavour

Dhruv Baker won Masterchef a few years ago. Now, normally at this point, I'd start reeling off a whole series of snide, unhelpful and generally smart arse comments about TV chefs, etc, etc, but I remember Baker coming across as a nice chap, and his food was astonishingly good, so much so that the relish [...]

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