Mondays at L'Manoir
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Sunday 14 July 2013
"OH JESUS." Such is the two-word response fired back at me by a friend on receipt of my latest invitation to be a gastronomic guinea pig for this column. But then, to be fair to her, she was present at my inaugural Cooking the Books dinner, aka "The Gwyneth Paltricide"; this time, I assure her, I'm dealing with a far more benevolent recipe provider, namely Bruno Loubet.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
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Friday 12 October 2012
Don’t hide it at the back of a drawer. Once a simple thing, the waiter’s friend is now a hi-tech piece of kitchen kit...
Friday 11 May 2012
Why stick to dairy, says Raymond Blanc, when other varieties from rice to coconut make puddings and sauces so delicious?
Friday 10 February 2012
Friday 23 December 2011
It's not just the return of Edina and Patsy – there's Downton, the Doctor, and Dickens. Gerard Gilbert presents his pick of the seasonal small screen
Sunday 06 February 2011
My earliest food memory... A sumptuous Bûche de Noël, which my mother was carving for Christmas. It's the French Christmas pudding: a biscuit you moisten with vanilla syrup, or Grand Marnier for adults. Then you put cream inside – butter-cream or chestnut-cream or chocolate – roll it and put more butter-cream on the top. I was two or three and I remember thinking it was so beautiful.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Sunday 13 June 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Sunday 09 May 2010
Last Night's Television - Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets, BBC2; How to Win an Election: a Panorama Guide, BBC4; Blood and Oil, BBC2
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
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