Monthly archives of “November 2014


Dining in the dark

DINING IN THE DARK Serving food in complete darkness is a fairly recent public dining concept that has a few adherents and a few restaurants dotted around the globe. Friends went to Dans le Noir in London and reported that the experience was interesting, at […]

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Not just for Halloween

Flamboyant pumpkins and winter squash come in numerous shapes and sizes, from the cute to the spectacular. Our weather in the UK – lacking reliable late season sunshine – limits how many varieties will successfully grow outdoors, so spare a thought for the famers who […]

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An Interview with… Vanessa Kimbell

An interview with Vanessa Kimbell, of We are meeting in Vanessa’s Northamptonshire kitchen, where she takes small weekly classes in the art of bread making. What is your job title, Vanessa? I guess I’d call myself a sourdough and wild yeast specialist. How would […]

Chocolate and hazelnut tart

Chocolate and hazelnut tart

This is easier than it looks and needs to be made one day ahead, which is good for those of us who like to be prepared. Make a chocolate tart case, using a sweet shortcrust pastry recipe with 2 level tablespoons of sieved cocoa in […]