Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The smell of nut roast reminds me of someone I'd rather forget

Those who choose this moment to betray lovers and partners are making sure there is no forgetting – perhaps it is an act of supreme vanity

Toasted Taleggio and sage sandwiches

Makes 6 little sandwiches

Around the world in 80 dishes No. 33: Grilled Sardine Pan Bagnat

Ingredients to serve 6

Buttermilk mashed potato

6 medium potatoes, peeled and washed
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
50g/2oz unsalted butter
180ml-200ml/6fl oz-7fl oz buttermilk or crème fraîche
50g/2oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Slow-cooked chard

Cooked slowly in olive oil, the chard leaves turn inky black, contrasting with the creamy stalks beautifully.

I get a kick out of you: Skye Gyngell's winter recipes to chase away the cold

Chase away the cold with a big dose of vitamin C – that's chilli, capers and clementines, says Skye Gyngell

Potato, porcini and rosemary soup

Serves 4

Early warming system: Skye Gyngell reveals her favourite recipes for cold winter days

What better way to prepare for the cold months ahead than by settling down to a hearty meal? This week and next, Skye Gyngell presents her favourite winter warmers

Salt cod with Swiss chard on bruschetta

Serves 6

Salt-cod croquettes with aioli and rocket

Serves 6

Around the world in 80 dishes No. 29: Jambalaya

Ingredients

Around the world in 80 dishes No.26: Jamaica

Global kitchen

Cheese recipes - Cheddar Risotto

Risotto is an easy, economical meal for family and friends - it just requires a little patience when you make it. This delicious vegetarian version is made with mature Cheddar cheese. British Cheedar is the best in the world. So make sure you check the label and buy something from the UK – we like West Country Farmhouse Cheddar

Jerusalem artichokes, cavolo nero and robiola

Serves 6
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