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Making tomato concentrate in Sicily

Large terracotta dishes. white cheesecloth or netting. tomato grinder. 3 kilos fresh ripe tomatoes, washed. 1/2 white onion (optional) 3 tsps sea salt. Cut up the tomatoes into chunks, taking out...

The queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state

My earliest memory is of Winston Churchill's state funeral on a little black-and-white TV. It seemed to go on for days. I was mesmerised and asked relentless questions about death. I could not...

Air fryer experiments and a recipe

Air Fryer. Fritters. 1 courgette, grated, then pressed to extract as much liquid as possible. 1 pack (225g) halloumi, grated. 1 tin (160g) sweet corn, drained. 2 tbsp of picked green jalapeños or...

Halloween/Day of the Dead supper club October 29th

Theme will be Mexican with a menu incorporating: Spiced pumpkin seed paté Tacos (fish and vegetable) Salsa, green and red Guacamole Elotes Candied pumpkin Mexican brownies with chilli and...

Visiting Tuscany, Chianti, sommelier Emily O’Hare and the world’s...

Emily O'Hare lives in Italy at La Torre alle Tolfe, a hillside wine chateau in Tuscany, just outside Siena. She teaches WSET wine courses there as well as hosting tastings of their wine. I first...