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ALL THINGS come to he who waits. Especially risotto. At Giorgio Locatelli's restaurant, Zafferano, the daily special of nettle risotto caught my eye. "I'm sorry," said the very nice waiter, "but the risotto will take 30 minutes". "How wonderful," I said, and promptly ordered it, safe in the knowledge that my risotto would be prepared properly from scratch, with all the necessary stirring, coddling and coaxing that separates a risotto from a limp pilaf.


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Currying no favours; eating out

Dockmaster's; West India Dock Gate, Hertsmere Road, London E14, 0171 345 0345. lunch Mon-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm. Dinner with one drink, pounds 25 per person. Service not included

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Has the great British curry house finally had its chips?

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