FOOD

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for spinach and feta filo pie

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for spinach and feta filo pie

I once made a Channel 4 show called The Wild Gourmets. We travelled the length and breadth of the country, foraging, fishing and hunting for food, and I was allowed to cook only with what we found – plus a few sparse ingredients. It can be incredibly liberating, cutting out too much choice from the […]

How to make the perfect frying-pan pizza

How to make the perfect frying-pan pizza

The first time I heard pizza described as a bread, my mind melted like mozzarella in a wood-fired oven – yet underneath the toppings it is, of course, part of the same global family of yeast-raised loaves as naan, pitta, and our own white bloomers. None of these relatives, however, arouse such strong feelings as […]

Peanut butter and jelly traybake

Peanut butter and jelly traybake

Nadiya’s all-American traybake is made with peanut butter and jam. Serve with an extra dollop of jam, some Greek-style yoghurt and fresh raspberries on the side. You will need a brownie tin about 18x23cm/7x9in. Ingredients 3 heaped tbsp jam of your choice 3 tbsp crunchy or smooth peanut butter cooking oil spray 250g/9oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt […]

Prosciutto and pesto chicken thighs

Prosciutto and pesto chicken thighs

This super-simple chicken thigh recipe needs just three ingredients. Serve with boiled new potatoes and green beans to make a complete dinner. Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed, halved 4 tsp pesto 4 slices prosciutto, halved into two thin strips Recipe tips Method Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Place the chicken thighs on a […]

Chicken noodle salad

Chicken noodle salad

This healthy noodle salad is packed with vegetables and flavoured with a spicy, low-fat soy dressing. This is ideal for lunch if you’re on a low-calorie diet of 1200–1500 calories a day. Each serving provides 404 kcal, 30g protein, 45g carbohydrates (of which 16.5g sugars), 10g fat (of which 2g saturates), 7g fibre and 2g […]

Palatino: ‘Better than in Rome’

Palatino, 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB (020 3481 5300). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 to £90 The late AA Gill was once so infuriated by the quality of the food he was served at a London Italian that he left the restaurant, hailed a cab to Heathrow, jumped on a plane and a […]

Sushi Atelier: ‘It’s impressive without being neurotic’

Sushi Atelier, 114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH (020 7636 4455). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£110 Good restaurants make us think better of ourselves. They create a mood and then, by granting us a seat, co-opt us into it. Sushi Atelier, on London’s Great Portland Street, makes me feel like a better […]

Nuala, London: ‘Some beautiful moments

Nuala, 70-74 City Road, London EC1Y 2BJ (020 3904 0462). Meal for two, including drinks and service, £120 Sometimes this job is akin to going down the bookies, only with more despair and no fruit machines. You’re looking for a winner, so you study the lineage, like some dodgy eugenicist. Where have the key personnel […]

Wood, Manchester: ‘There’s a lot to love’

uring my 14 hours in Manchester, for seven of which I was asleep, four people warned me off walking the 0.9 miles between my hotel and Piccadilly station. It seems the spice-smokers of Piccadilly Gardens have imbued the locals with a weary, unvarnished tilt on tourist info. Manchester’s social problems don’t affect my tastebuds in the […]

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