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Every year when Dr Amber Spry teaches a class on identity politics at Brandeis University in the United States, she kicks off with the same question on the first day. “Rather than the usual ice breakers,” she tweeted, “I ask: how does your family or...

The recipeFinely chop 2 spring onions. Remove the leaves from several sprigs of rosemary to give you enough leaves for 2 tbsp, then chop them finely and add to the onions. Stir in 2 tsp of dried mint. Mix the seasoning with 500g of finely...

When I was growing up, my father would cook a Madhur Jaffrey potato curry that I still make to this day. There is something pleasing about the way tooth meets the tender-firm cubes of potato, not to mention the spicy sauce that envelops them, flooding...

Slab scone (pictured above)British folk can’t agree on how to pronounce the word “scone”, or even whether the jam or cream should go on first, so this slab scone will be sacrilege for some. I love it, though, because it turns a dainty afternoon tea...

Why isn’t Filipino food more popular in the UK? Filipino restaurants are distinctly lacking compared with those featuring the food of the country’s south-east Asian cousins. This must change, because Filipino cuisine offers an amazing variety of delicious dishes that need to be sampled. I...

Once you discover the versatility of the galette and its ability to act as a template, it’s hard not to look at everything in the world with one question: could I put it in a galette? It’s the home cook’s best friend in that the...

I sat down to define a British summer, and here’s what came to mind. It means long daylight hours and a breezy cheer. It means a house full of open windows and a bottle of Pimm’s. It means that one pair of linen trousers and...

Routine, oh how I miss you … To know what to expect, every single day, is priceless: it keeps you sound and sensible; it gives purpose and focus. But not all is lost in these days of lockdown. Old routines are transforming into new ones,...

Chiu-chow style chilli oil Nik Sharma Chiu-chow style chilli oil is cheap and accessible and takes things to a different level; it has this hit of umami, which really lifts food. All you need to do is stir up the thick chilli sediment and you can add...

The blue-sky days of early spring are currently sandwiched between chilly mornings and even colder evenings. As dinner time approaches, my idea of tossing together a light spring salad all too often turns into the need for a baked potato the size of a rock,...