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Celebratory Fillet of Beef

Christmas in the Knowles household has always lasted the full 12 days, not least because slap dab in the middle of it is my Mum’s birthday. In the last few years we’ve taken to celebrating in style, with an afternoon … Continue reading

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Dinner Party Diary

Every new year, I look back over my dinner party diary and work the stats.

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Slow cooked pork ragu with pomegranate, and the possibilities of rural street dancing

If you live far away from your family, Skype can transform your laptop into a magical time space portal, beaming you straight into a living room where your niece can sing you the song she’s learned to be an angel … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic – and a side order of wisdom

“Just older, not wiser,” was Alan’s take on turning 40, as we sat down to – what else – chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bottle of champagne.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lillet Grapefruit Gin Cooler – and forgetfulness

Sometimes we drink to help us forget, and sometimes, we forget before we even drink.

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The Monday Treat – Chocolate and Salted Caramel phyllo pie. For Real.

My friends Jenn and Alan have invited us to a pie tasting party. And though I’d like to start a rumor that pie tasting is the new wine tasting in NYC, that’s not the case. They’re bravely pursuing the dream … Continue reading

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Easy Summery Friday Night Dinner Party for 6 – gin chicken with roasted potatoes olives and tomatoes

My friend Dee invited me to be her plus one at the opening of the Churchill exhibit at the Morgan Library. “It’s a 2 hour drinks reception and Boris Johnson will be there!”

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The Wednesday Tipple – Blackberry Fizz with melon, prosciutto and fresh herb dressing

I remember my Mum and Dad serving melon slices as a starter at dinner parties when my sister and I were little. The kind of party where my Mum would spritz on the Fendi perfume and ask us to pick … Continue reading

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