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WHAT: This is a book about cocktails, and how to make them. It's by the brains behind a couple of London's most exciting cocktail bars, the sort of places where the weird meets the wonderful in a glass. WHY: Cocktails are a dark art, an art that's ripe for demystification. That's exactly what Good Things [...]
When a group of diners sit down at the table after having enjoyed a range of pre-dinner drinks - a martini here and a glass of chablis or a pilsner there - the answer to the question about what to drink with the meal is, usually, wine. ...and there's nothing wrong with that, but there [...]
I remember a time at work when we had a problem. It was a big problem, involving a huge amount of data. I sat down with the resident data guru, and she tried to explain what the matter was by dancing around between two spreadsheets that spanned a couple of very large monitors, flitting from [...]
There's a paragraph in the introduction to Nikkei Cuisine: Japanese Food the South American Way in which Luiz Hara discusses The 'F' Word ... fusion. Fusion food often gets a bad press, the result of too many car-crash combinations of flavours. If it can be done, it doesn't necessarily mean that it should be done, but [...]
A chicken. In our house, most usually found chucked into a roasting tin with a quick baptism of olive oil, salt and pepper, then unceremoniously slammed into a hot oven for an hour and a half. There's nothing wrong with that, and as a zero effort default dinner, there's little to compare to a well-roasted [...]