All the orange | rachel eats  (Almond Cake)
Mar13

All the orange | rachel eats (Almond Cake)

Claudia Roden’s Orange and Almond cake From Claudia Roden’s Book of Middle Eastern food. A loose-bottomed cake tin make things a whole lot easier. I use one of those John Lewis Anodised satin tins I pinched from my mum, it is 18 cm across, deep and works really well. Ingredients 1 large orange weighing approximately 350 g (or 2 smaller ones) 6 free range eggs 250 g ground almonds 250 g granulated sugar 1 heaped tsp baking powder...

Read More
Five Quarters: Pasta e Fagioli
Mar12
Read More
Wines That Greece Can Bank On – WSJ
Mar11

Wines That Greece Can Bank On – WSJ

ILLUSTRATION: JEAN-MANUEL DUVIVIER By  WILL LYONS YOU MAY THINK that someone who spends their professional life tasting dozens of wines a week will have sipped just about everything the world has to offer. It’s true—to a point. But like the art critic who stumbles across a rare masterpiece at auction or the literary critic who discovers the next big thing, there are times when a wine knocks even a critic sideways, surprising with both...

Read More
The art of persuasion: 5 things you can say to get better service
Mar07

The art of persuasion: 5 things you can say to get better service

It isn’t the horse that makes the wagon go. It’s the carrot you put in front of his nose. That’s an old Russian proverb, and it reminds me how customer service people sometimes won’t go out of their way to help you unless you persuade them to. Sure, a true professional will always do the job as required. But don’t you want better service? Here are some time-tested phrases you can use to get it. “I come in peace” There have been summer...

Read More
22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey
Mar07

22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey

1. Whiskey is low-carb and fat-free, so your thighs will thank you. Photo credit: girlmeetsfood.com One shot has zero fat and .04 carbs, guys…so you can wear your skinny jeans and drink a highball too. 2. The word whiskey means “water of life.” Whiskey comes from the Gaelic word “Uisge Beatha,” which means “water of life.” That phonetically became “usky,” and eventually was pronounced as “whiskey.” Drink that water, friends! 3. In...

Read More