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In Astérix au service de Sa Majesté (Astérix on Her Majesty’s Service), the indomitable Gaul and his gigantic buddy, Obelix, take their resistance to Roman rule across the Channel

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Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschetta

erves 2

Raw razor clams, white currants and fennel

Raw razor clams, white currants and fennel

Serves 4 as a starter

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Serves about 10

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