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British Thanksgiving

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Americans eat mashed sweet potatoes covered in mini marshmallows, drizzled with maple syrup, then broilled / grilled to a molten goo. This is amazing.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Imam Bayildi, the priest wept

Imam bayildi is one of the all time great, most delicious ways to eat aubergine / eggplant.

The name means “the priest wept”, and theories as to why exactly the priest wept abound; possibly he had a young wife whose dowery was mostly paid up in barrels of olive oil. She cooked this dish for him. He loved it. She cooked it again for him. He loved it. She cooked it again, and that was the end of her olive oil dowery. Or possibly the priest cried in sheer pleasure as olive oil dripped down his chin when he took his first mouthful of creamy eggplant, and soft sweet tangle of onions. Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Zucchini pancakes all the way from Turkey

  There are moments in life where we are suddenly confronted with the fact that our parents are Real People too. And in the case of my parents, very stylish Real People. There they are, going along, being all parent-y, … Continue reading

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Detox Coronation Turkey (serves 4)

Coronation Chicken was popularized by Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, and has been a staple of christening and wedding buffets ever since. My take on it switches out the chicken for left-over turkey, and I brighten it up with zingy limes, fresh … Continue reading

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Butter Roast Turkey

A turkey is just a big roast chicken. It’s not something to get too het up over. Butter Roast Turkey (serves 6) 1 Turkey – 9 – 11 lbs (room temperature. Take it out of the fridge 30 mins before … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Detox Coronation Turkey Salad

Yes, it’s been thanksgiving, but there’s also been a lot of Royal engagement fun occurring. Kate’s blue dress has sold out, the Tesco fake blue dress has also sold out, and the dress in Macy’s that I was intending to … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Plan: Butter Roast Turkey, served with roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes, green beans, apple stuffing, cornbread and cranberry sauce

Total Thanksgiving cooking time=turkey to room temperature time + cooking time + resting time For me, total Thanksgiving cooking time = 30 mins + 2 3/4 hours + 25 mins Therefore if dinner is at 2pm, I need to get … Continue reading

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This dinner is unlikely to get you laid – sorry – Thanksgiving by a Brit – Butter Roast Turkey, served with roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes, green beans, apple stuffing and cranberry sauce

I’m pretty sure that Thanksgiving Dinner never got anybody laid. All the carbs and all the family – it’s a killer combination. Engaged? Possibly. Divorced? So I’m apocryphally told. But laid? Nope. The best we can hope for is that … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – white cranberry cosmopolitans (with baked camembert and homemade cranberry sauce) to cheer up a friend who dated a turkey

“I wouldn’t say it was a good date, really. No.” said friend Sara as we sloshed the white cranberry juice into the shaker. Sara, you may recall, has been taking positive action since discovering herself to be in the middle … Continue reading

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