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Recipe: Tenderstem Broccoli or Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

March 25, 2016 LLG Food

Anyone for a tart?! I’m a huge advocate for the joys of a piece of pastry covered in vegetables and slung in the oven, whilst you get on with important things like checking Twitter, or mediating fights between the children. This Easter they’d be great for a quick lunch on Saturday or on Monday when […]






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Shrove Tuesday Recipe: Bang Bang Chicken or Tofu with Chinese Pancakes

February 8, 2016 LLG Food

It’s Shrove Tuesday this week and, although traditional pancakes are eaten because they were once a quick, easy and extremely delicious way to use up all the eggs and butter before the Lenten fast, in these days of plenty it  really doesn’t matter what kind of pancakes we eat to mark the day. I first […]






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Recipe: Field mushrooms, Thyme, and Celeriac Puree (vegan, gluten & dairy-free)

January 8, 2016 LLG Food

There is so much flavour in this simple dish of fried mushrooms and celeriac puree, cooked only with olive oil, salt and pepper, and green herbs that it’s hard to believe that this makes a free-from option for vegans, gluten or dairy free guests. For New Year’s Eve I wanted to make something that was delicious enough […]






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Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 LLG Food

New Year’s Eve and Champagne are synonymous – it’s all about celebrating tonight, both the past year and the promise of the next. Whilst I adore very cold Champagne served straight up, it’s also nice to add a spin with a Champagne cocktail, the most classic of which is called simply – yes, the Champagne […]






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Christmas Treats: Wreath Making and Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

December 29, 2015 LLG Food

In the week before Christmas I decided to go all out on the festive fun front: taking my mama to the theatre, having lunch with my father and sister, and ending the week by having afternoon tea at The Ritz with Lucy. There is always something a little bit magical about London’s big hotels in […]






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Recipe: How to use up leftover Christmas turkey: A delicious gratin!

December 26, 2015 LLG Food

I make no apologies for re-running this recipe from my cookbook Friends, Food, Family for a deliciously soothing gratin of leftover turkey, which my mother makes every year on Boxing Day. It’s a quick and easy dish (only six ingredients plus breadcrumbs for the top) to prepare: after all, who wants to be chained to the stove […]






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Christmas Treat: The Drawing Room salon, Guys & Dolls & The Delauney

December 23, 2015 LLG Food

(My mother and I next to the Boodles Christmas tree at The Savoy last week.) Last year, I decided that Christmas was going to be all about treats. Of course, presents are lovely, but I do think it is good to take a break from the quotidian grind, and do something sparkly and special. And, […]






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Thanksgiving Recipe: A Delicious Mushroom Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Gravy

November 26, 2015 Friends Food Family

This intensely savoury and thoroughly delicious gravy is the perfect sauce for Thanksgiving. It’s so delicious that I promise meat-eaters will love it too, and any vegetarian or vegan who may be sitting around your Thanksgiving table will thank you forever for making something they can have too. Especially as I’ve found that most people who don’t eat turkey would […]






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Recipe: Slow Roasted Tomato, Barley & Feta with Lemon Thyme

October 22, 2015 LLG Food

There is something almost alchemical in the way that an almost tasteless tomato becomes rich with flavour when slow cooked in an oven. This has become one of my go to dishes when the heady flavour of summer tomatoes starts to give way to the more bland and often pappy texture of imported fruit. In […]






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Food: Cooking a supper club for Red magazine’s Smart Women Week

September 26, 2015 LLG Food

On Wednesday evening we hauled six large boxes and bags of food, linen and kitchen equipment to a beautiful Georgian townhouse on Upper Wimpole Street. I was hosting and cooking a dinner for Red magazine’s Smart Women Week, and was thrilled to find a group of interesting and very smart women had all bought tickets for the evening. […]






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