Love, Nina, By Nina Stibbe - Paperback review

Nina Stibbe moved to London in 1982 to work as a nanny for Mary-Kay Wilmers, the editor of the London Review of Books. In the years following, she wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester, and Love, Nina is the result.

Crispy cheek and dandelion salad with roast pork
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Cauliflower, Treviso and caper salad

Serves 4

Keep it simple: Roasted cauliflower with black garlic

Roasted cauliflower with black garlic

Serves 4-6

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Red mullet with tomatoes and black olives

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Stuffed olives with orange, oregano and chilli

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Salmon tail with peas and girolles

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Cucumber and lovage soup with crispy haloumi

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