Cherry tomato sourdough toasts with crispy capers

It is hot. Hot hot hot, which can only mean one thing. Fruit everywhere is ripening. Our scotch bonnets are turning egg yolk yellow on the windowsill and my parents have begun to harvest figs – not from Italy or Spain, but propped up against a sunny wall in the East of England. There’s one…

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Easy cheese straws

Some people might call this cheating. Those people might be right, but I don’t see anything wrong with that from time to time. Picture this: it’s a balmy summer’s evening, maybe a Friday night. You’re sat in your garden or on your balcony, or maybe the window is wide open allowing you to bask in…

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How to buy good mozzarella

Mozzarella can be found in almost every supermarket and deli, but as a result there are many different varieties and price points covered, so how do you tell if it’s a good one? Cow vs buffalo The main two types of mozzarella you’ll find are made from either buffalo or cow’s milk. Sheep and goat’s…

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