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Cherry slab pie and Italian peaches and cream: Ed Smith’s stone fruit recipes

I quite like a fruit pie; I really like a “slab” fruit pie (because: the corners); and I love a slab pie filled with naturally sour fruits. Rhubarb and gooseberries are the obvious choice for fans of seasonal British fruit – and, as it happens, 800–900g of either substitute perfectly in today’s first recipe without […]

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for sweetcorn, chipotle and avocado rice salad

If there were awards given to countries for cultivating ingredients, Mexico would be gleaming with trophies. Corn, chillies and avocados are all said to have spilled forth from its borders, and are now well loved across the world. Given the country’s incredible food culture, it’s a place I think about a lot in the kitchen, […]

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Mackerel, hake and coley: Adam Byatt’s recipes for British summer fish

Grilled mackerel fillets with rhubarb and bitter leaf saladMackerel is a British staple, and here, simply cooked with a crunchy bitter salad, sweet-sour rhubarb and creamy toasted almonds, it makes a brilliant light lunch. Prep 5 minCook 25 minServes 2 2 sticks rhubarb (ideally forced, when in season)1 tsp brown sugarJuice and finely grated zest […]

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Flower power: how to eat the whole courgette – recipe

Courgettes are an abundant summer vegetable that are very easy to grow (if you’re short on space, you can even grow them in garden pots). One big advantage to growing your own is that you will be able to pick and eat the brilliant yellow blossoms for free, and so celebrate this prolific vegetable in […]

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For the sake of it: a selection of Japanese tipples

If the recent Olympics have triggered a desire to plunge into all things Japanese, don’t overlook the drinks. You’re probably already familiar with the country’s big lager brands such as Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo, and may well have tried sake (taken warm, as many people do, rather than cold, which is what the finer sakes […]