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    Written on 6th May 2015

    Chinese celery is smaller than the common variety and adds aromatic flavour to stir-fries and soups. If you can’t find it, substitute with regular celery. I’m a big fan of dried Chinese chestnuts: their wonderful, smoky flavour adds enormous interest to...

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    Written on 4th May 2015

    The final weeks of autumn are upon us and with them we bring you a final taste of some of the autumn produce our head chefs are currently coveting. For the final round we’re hitting all three Rockpool hotspots –...

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    GO NUTS!

    Written on 30th April 2015

    I love this soup – it’s the essence of autumn. And although it might not be the most beautiful-looking dish in the world, it is about the tastiest. You can buy peeled chestnuts frozen or in vacuum-sealed bags. If you want...

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    Written on 29th April 2015

    Enjoying a family safari, Neil Perry finds South Africa’s superb wildlife is equalled by the local passion for great food and wine. My first trip to South Africa was life-changing. I really wanted to go back with my family, and this...

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    Written on 22nd April 2015

    It’s best to start this recipe the day before. It’s not difficult, but it requires some time for the sauce to reduce and the lamb to marinate. Use a thermometer to take the guesswork out of roasting the lamb. In fact,...

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