Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cooking with biscuits

The birthday cake I most commonly requested as a child was a Martines Cake. This was a cake composed of Marie biscuits dunked briefly in strong (presumably instant) black coffee and shaped into a log sealed by layers of slightly … Continue reading

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Pictures good enough to eat

One photographer described it as being like performance art: when it’s happened it’s happened. Another suggested it was about selling a dream, needing the audience to want what you are conveying. However many definitions there may be of food photography, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Granny Smiths

Autumn – which it suddenly and decisively is – starts me thinking about cakes. About making them and carving them up for visitors, about sharing a wedge with the man I love or guiltily sneaking a second slice on my … Continue reading

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Ham sandwiches

A woman to whom I was talking recently told me that she used to be a ‘ham sandwich/chocolate bar kind of girl’. This was apropos a conversation about her successful gourmet marinade business and chef-husband – but it left me … Continue reading

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