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Meals for every day

My family had to leave Iraq, but we kept our culture and traditions alive through food and this easy Iraqi stew holds so many memories.
This soup is one of our family recipes, which I still cook now, at Parliament on King. It’s influenced by Indian cuisine. My Mum used to cook it for me when I was...
In the real world of Nicoise salad, you want to toss all your warm ingredients in some of the vinaigrette, but here we're making a fussy eaters' version so it's...
Literally translated as “fried stuff you like”, okonomiyaki is one of Japan’s favourite foods. There are regional variations of this recipe that contain noodles...
The Japanese en papillote. Salmon and vegetables wrapped in foil with butter, soy sauce and sake and cooked in about a centimetre of water in a frying pan.

Jewellery fruit

Adorn all your dishes with pomegranate

This vibrant, tangy dish, which rings in autumn on the Balearic Islands, is another example of the Moorish influence on Spanish food.
Make a pretty edible gift for friends and family with the fragrant flavours of the Middle East. Package into cellophane bags or small white boxes, sprinkle with...
This duck is incredibly succulent, slow roasted for six hours and served with a slightly sweet sauce that's a blend of walnut and spices.
Round off a Middle Eastern meal with dainty little pots of smooth, creamy and aromatic semolina custard. 
“This is a wonderful quick salad that has a nice crunchy texture and fresh flavours. Sweet raisins and fresh pomegranate meet raw broccoli, coated in a yoghurt...
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In chocolate cake...

This roulade was inspired by the nostalgic flavour of after-dinner mints, with rich dark chocolate cake and a cool peppermint fondant centre.
‘Chocotorta’ is a common birthday cake in Argentina. The name is a portmanteau of the Spanish words for chocolate and cake.
Made of layered petit buerre biscuits and chocolate cream, this cake is best enjoyed with a strong cup of coffee or tea.
The exact origin of the recipe for this layered chocolate, cherry and kirsch cake is unclear, but one thing is for sure: it's a culinary challenge everyone...
This is a treasured family recipe passed down from my mother.