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Top 5: How to eat yourself to energy

Eat lots of good-quality protein Protein is required for the production of energy and keeps you going for longer than carbohydrate foods. It is beneficial to eat protein before exercise and it doesn’t cause the […]

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How To: Andrew Wong’s noodle-pulling step-by-step

Place your rested dough on a lightly oiled work surface. Gently pull the dough between your hands outwards to check its elasticity. If there is lots of resistance and the dough breaks easily, you have […]

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Weekend recipe: Salmon, Coriander, Mint, Walnut, Hummus

The inspiration for this came from a recipe I saw for a pasta salad with salmon and hummus. The combination really resonates, because of the Middle Eastern vibe with a sort of wacky Australian-hybrid approach. […]

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Top 5: Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s top five bars in the world

The Formosa (Los Angeles) My spiritual home… walking into the dimly lit room from the bright LA sunshine makes you blink, makes you a little giddy. Then your eyes adjust and you realise that you’ve […]

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Merry Christmas: Midnight Snack cocktail

This flip-style cocktail is the perfect wintertime drink. The whole egg creates a wonderfully creamy texture and the combination of bourbon, port, almond and coffee make this the ideal cocktail for sipping next to a […]

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Christmas treat: Classic Bourbon Mint Julep

Among the greatest bourbon-based cocktails is the Mint Julep, which originated in the Southern state of Virginia, probably as a direct result of the huge bourbon production in the area. The cocktail’s simplicity is the […]

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Weekend Recipe: Baked Alaska with Strawberry Juice

This is one of my all-time favourite desserts. It requires a bit of preparation, but once the elements are done, it’s relatively straightforward to make and have ready in the freezer for whenever you need […]

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Top 10: Stocking fillers

This week as a special Christmas treat we’ve doubled our top five to give you the top ten stocking fillers to share with friends and family (or enjoy yourself). Click on the covers for more […]

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Christmas treat: Viennese Chocolate

Viennese chocolate Vienna is known as the world capital of the coffee shop, where for hundreds of years they’ve served speciality coffee, pastries and other hot drinks. Viennese chocolate is certainly one of their most […]

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Weekend Recipe: Angelic Star Florentines

Angelic Star Florentines  Although the florentine is Italian in origin, my family adopted it as if it was their natural-born child. Crunchy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey – yummy! We made them as gifts and used dark, […]

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Top 5: Films for Christmas

Love Actually It’s A Wonderful Life White Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas Home Alone

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Weekend Recipe: ‘Things on Sticks’

  Everyone loves food on sticks, wrapped in bacon or not. Frankly, I think half the fun of planning a party is the chance to create some new combinations and serve some old classics (honey-glazed […]

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