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How to make a vodka martini

On Auden’s Vodka Martini

“‘Martini-time, time to draw the curtains and Choose a composer we should like to hear from” WH Auden, from Symmetries and Asymmetries   And onto t...
all about pici pasta

All About Pici Pasta

One of the best books read by both my beloved and myself last year was Iris Origo’s War In Val D’Orcia. This is a war diary written by an anglo-american lady ma...
omelette Arnold Bennett recipe

Omelette Arnold Bennett

“Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no taste.” Arnold Bennett   Is ‘ready-made’ a dirty word? Well, it may not be very ...
Richard III Wensleydale cheese

Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

2015 has been Richard III’s year – or at least his best year yet since his death: so before the year comes to a close we should include a post on a remarkable c...