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Blackcurrant sorbet

Makes about 1 litre

Maple-syrup custard with rhubarb

Serves 6

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They've been busy as the proverbial bees in Bulgaria, as this picture of a dimly lit vigil shows. If you look closely at the jars amid the candles at this church 60 miles south of the country's capital, Sofia, you'll see they contain something rather sweet. It's the town's honey harvest, and it is the focus of a religious festival that pays homage to the hardest-working of insects.

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No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

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Absinthe jelly

Serves 4
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