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Miers masters the top notes

July 16, 2014

Cooking trends may have changed since Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers won MasterChef almost a decade ago, but her passion for Mexican food is as fiery as ever Catching recent instalments of MasterChef, Thomasina Miers finds herself marvelling at how things have changed since she won the BBC contest in 2005.

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All fired up in baku

July 9, 2014

Better known for its oil and gas industries, Baku is hardly the first choice for a city break. But with new hotel openings and flight routes, the destination is opening up to leisure tourism

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A little bit of Paris in Perth

July 8, 2014

A couple of years ago I was in Perth meeting business colleagues in a city centre hotel. Even before I checked in they told me we needed to go out to eat. There was nothing wrong with the fare on offer but the hotel was full of people from bus tours all wanting fed at the same time. My companions were looking for something quieter and perhaps a bit more adventurous.

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Trio of northern delights

July 2, 2014

There is a farmer in Sutherland who owns a little bit of paradise. I know, because we were standing on an idyllic beach, below a cliff on which his farmhouse sits, staring in awe across the Dornoch Firth.

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Jamie Oliver’s video stars

June 23, 2014

In an old warehouse in London’s trendy East End, there’s a secret army at work, cooking up a storm. Nile Street is Jamie Oliver HQ, from where the chef and his team of cooks mastermind his next move.


Eat to the Beat

June 13, 2014

Following its successful launch at the end of last year, Aberdeenshire-based jazz singer Cindy Douglas’s venture, Eat to the Beat, has now hit the road, with dates being planned for all around Scotland.

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Fay makes it easy

May 27, 2014

Making delicious, mouth-watering meals doesn’t have to involve a manic food frenzy in the kitchen, assures Fay Ripley.

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Bordeaux Heritage

May 24, 2014

Every grape has its flavour profile, its personality that it takes with it wherever it is planted round the world where it will also take on the influence of the local environment and wine making.

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New twists on G & T

May 22, 2014

With the G&T season upon us, it’s time to embrace your spirit of adventure and try a delicious new G&T serve. Martin Miller’s Gin is a classic, versatile and gentle gin that can be enjoyed with a variety of creative garnish combinations. So why not toast the G&T season in style with three refreshing twists on the classic G&T, lovingly created to add a touch of romance and adventure to your glass?