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Recipe – Turkey and vegetable lasagne

Dear Reader, the Yuletide season is upon us and soon we will be awash in Christmas leftovers; roast potatoes, gravy, pigs in blankets, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sprouts and turkey. To help you prepare for this onslaught I’ve devised a turkey and vegetable lasagne that delivers all the comfort-food feelings you need when it’s dark and cold and is also a handy way to use up your Christmas leftover roast turkey (or you can use turkey mince). This recipe is also a bit lower in calories than your regular lasagne, so no need for any feelings of guilt!

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Review – NEW OPENING Village Vanguard, E20 1AS

Dear Reader, you’re aware of my love affair with Milkmade, my local joint that rescued me from the jaws of hangovers and jetlag ennui with their delish buttermilk fried chicken and excellent chips? Well, something has changed. Is my love affair with Milkmade over? Who or what is Village Vanguard? Read on to find out…

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Review – Maverick, SW1W 0QP

‘Sometimes the drudgery of 9 to 5 makes me long for the simpler times of serfdom’, I commented to my colleague on the way to lunch at Maverick. His response? Gales of disbelieving laughter. But quite honestly, wouldn’t it be better? You wouldn’t have to commute, you knew who was boss, there was no need to be competitive and HMRC didn’t exist. There were no mid-year performance reviews. On the downside, there was also no pizza.

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Review – Clutch, E2 7QG

Hey G&J friends, fancy some finger lickin’ fried chicken? ‘Course you do, fried chicken is the biggest thing on the London food scene since the Great Gourmet Burger War started in 2011. As you’re aware, I’m a pretty big fan of Milkmade’s fried bird and also Absurd Bird and their fried chicken bao buns, but what of the stalwart of the scene, sat in a hipster’s paradise, Clutch?

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Recipe – Baked bean oven baked shakshuka

Don’t freak out, I know it’s not traditional to add baked beans to shakshuka. I know you’re disgusted with me, that I have dared to alter the most elevated of all exotic breakfast dishes and bring it smack-down to middle-class earth with the addition of tinned Heinz beans. Don’t hate me, Dear Reader, baked bean oven baked shakshuka tastes delish and is super speedy. Do you have the time and the hand-eye co-ordination to chop potatoes, peppers and courgettes first thing on a Saturday morning while desperately trying to chug down a smoothie to make up for Friday night’s excess? No? Nor do I, hence baked beans. Take my hand, it’s going to be ok. This is baked bean oven baked shakshuka.
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Recipe – Mexican spiced chicken thighs

A mid-week dinner of chicken thighs is hardly enough to make anyone sprint home in anticipatory delight. But, add a mix of spices, Greek yoghurt and black beans and watch your loved ones overtake Usain Bolt in their determination to get to the dinner table to eat these Mexican spiced chicken thighs.

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Review – Top 10 places to eat in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most exciting and chaotic cities in the world, awash with travellers who have come to find the hottest party, the biggest win and to bask in the glow of high-rollers, neon lights and the incredible atmosphere. There’s a party on every corner and each casino beckons you with more and more revelry to come. To guide you through this 24-hour party I’ve put together the Top 10 places to eat in Las Vegas partnered with the mood, scenario (and depth of hangover) that you will find yourself in. Enjoy!
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Review – Milkmade, E20 1AS

NOTE: Hi all, Milkmade has now closed, boo. But it has reopened as Village Vanguard! Yay! Read my review of Village Vanguard here.

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I love a new opening Dear Reader and this one is about as fresh as it gets. Milkmade is East Village’s new American-style diner set in an unusual industrial space, serving up fried chicken and waffles and unique cocktails.

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Review – L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, WC2H 9NE

Dear Reader, you know I love good food, whether it be highbrow or lowbrow. Sometimes though, you encounter a restaurant that surpasses all expectations. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is that restaurant.
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Review – Tomtom Mess Hall, SW1W 9QD

Tomtom Mess Hall. Sounds cute, doesn’t it? It sounds like a little feasting venue, pleasantly buzzy and fit for a quick bite during a busy lunch hour. And it is, sort of.

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