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Gorge on Swedish delights at the Fika London crayfish festival

Crayfish parties, or kräftskiva in Swedish, are a tradition not to be missed and for the next couple of weeks you can join your own party, right here in Brick Lane, London. With long sharing tables outdoors and indoors and bucket loads (literally) of crayfish and other Swedish
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Strawberry mousse cheesecakes by Jubilee Strawberries

If like me you like to host alfresco in the summer then this is a great recipe to serve up for dessert. It’s light and fruity but still oh so naughty. Make some fabulous cocktails and go easy on the main course!
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Review – Sweetpea Pantry Baking Mixes

Really simple and easy to make bake-at-home kits that are packed full of superfoods. No they aren’t as sweet and indulgent as a chocolate bar, but you might feel better about yourself for eating these instead! Sweetpea Pantry is a fairly new kid on the block, helping
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Iconic Cornish Cream

Product Review – Rodda’s Clotted Cream

Most famous for their Cornish clotted cream, I actually can’t remember Rodda’s ever not being in my life. But that’s because I live down in Cornwall, pretty close to the place it’s made. So over the years I have seen them rebrand packaging from a traditional milk maid to the more
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Recipe – Butternut Squash & Sage Arancini Balls by Marcus Bean for Boursin

Arancini are a fantastic Italian tapas-style dish, made from pasta and good stuff and lightly fried til they’re crispy. Not the simplest thing to make at home but stunning if you want to impress someone or to help save those pennies from eating out in January. A great
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Turkey Pilaf with Pistachios & Pomegranate by Sarah Randell, Sainsbury’s Magazine

We all know the drill, cook a hundred tons of food on Christmas Day and have at least half less by the next day. Traditionally this has been solved by the production of turkey sandwiches, soups or the much loved but repetitive turkey curry … but it all gets a bit on the
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Review – Mash Direct

Pre-prepared vegetables just took on a whole new persona. These dishes, prepared by a Northern Irish family at their own farm, bring a range of delicious flavours and textures that genuinely taste home-made and are free from all of the nasties that usually come with instant
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Review – Bourgee, Southend [Essex]

A fantastic new edition to the Essex food scene, filling a gap in luxury dining and delivering great taste and stunning ingredients at a reasonable cost. Bourgee is warm and inviting while remaining something a little bit special. The staff really make the venue, with a fantastic
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Recipe – Rich and Dark Old Speckled Hen Chocolate Cake

Chocolate and beer aren’t always something you’d put together, but this great recipe from Old Speckled Hen combined rich and dark beer with beautiful chocolate flavours – this will definitely be a winner with the adults in the family this Chocolate Week. 
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Review – Bonne Maman Chocolate Galettes

Sweet, crunchy and luxury biscuits, packaged in twos to stay fresh and to eat on the go. These biscuits taste very naughty but nice and can curb some of the strongest sweet cravings. You’ll probably know Bonne Maman as the creators of the collection of jams with the red
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