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Serves: 6
The Best Macaroni and Cheese

The Best Macaroni and Cheese

Probably the most comforting of all comfort foods, the first plate of macaroni and cheese is believed to have been prepared with macaroni brought home by Thomas Jefferson upon returning from Italy. His daughter, Mary Randolph, is credited with inventing the dish using, as I have here, Parmesan in the original recipe.

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Serves: 8
Bastilla

Bastilla

My favourite Moroccan dish, Bastilla, is usually prepared with tender pigeon meat. There is something about the succulent and spicy meat and crispy, sweet pastry that is redolent of exotic, faraway places ... But I’ve adapted the recipe for chicken too, which is also good.

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Serves: 4
Tuna with Capers

Tuna with Capers

If you have ever wondered about a simple and delicious way to prepare and serve tuna, this is it! The hearty, full flavours are perfect served with a small green salad and buttery chardonnay.

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Serves: 8
Lamb Shank Moussaka

Lamb Shank Moussaka

Just now and then one does love to upset the apple cart a little … Here I take a well-known and -loved recipe and deconstruct it by using whole lamb shanks and thick, generous slices of aubergine instead of the normal lambs’ mince and thin slices of vegetables. Serve this on a large platter with a heap of steaming white rice.

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Serves: 6
Roast Shoulder of Lamb with baby greens

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with baby greens

One of my absolute favourite lamb cuts will always be the shoulder, preferably on the bone with the shank still attached. I enjoy cooking this for those friends one can invite for a kitchen supper.

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Serves: 6
Steamed Trout

Steamed Trout

This is a simple, fresh-tasting dish that has become a family favourite. The same recipe can be used for any firm white fish. Just remember to adapt the cooking time to about 20 minutes.

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Serves: 8
Lamb and Bean Stew

Lamb and Bean Stew

Nothing can touch this for a real winter stew. Serve with steaming mounds of fragrant white rice.

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Serves: 6
Mushroom Chicken with Port

Mushroom Chicken with Port

If you are looking for a recipe that can feed a crowd, this is the one. Just multiply the ingredients! I enjoy serving this dish with either brown rice or spelt.

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Serves: 8
Duck with Red Wine

Duck with Red Wine

I love making this; the best part is flambéing the duck with brandy ... I have always been a bit of a flamethrower.

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Serves: 8
Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

This English soup of Indian origin is a spicy chicken consommé to which chicken meat and rice are added. It is also delicious as a vegetarian soup, in which case use olive oil instead of butter, cook with vegetable stock and omit the chicken.

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Serves : 8
Grilled Vegetable Lasagne

Grilled Vegetable Lasagne

A sumptuous and utterly delicious meal that I prefer to serve with a fresh green salad dressed with a very ‘fat’ vinaigrette – good olive oil and a little lemon juice with anchovy, tiny bits of fried pancetta, and chopped-up boiled eggs.

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