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japanese gyoza

I’ve always loved Japanese gyoza. Something I always order when I go out for sushi. Gyoza or shumai – I can’t get enough. Something about that little fried and steamed dumpling dipped in a simple soy rice wine vinegar mix just makes me smile. If they make you smile, read on.

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salade lyonnaise

I love salade lyonnaise. It’s an exercise in simplicity. Nothing more than some greens tossed in a bit of French vinaigrette, a poached egg and some bacon. Doesn’t sound like much. But when the yolk, bacon and greens come together in your mouth… Special.

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mulligatawny soup

Mulligatawny soup. Haunting flavours of lentils, Indian spice, ginger, garlic and lemon. So tasty. Make this when you want something different. Something out of the ordinary. When your main course flavours are assertive. It doesn’t have to be an Indian dinner. Leave the chicken out and you have a nice “cream of” soup without the cream. Or serve it before a curried dish to add a bit of western structure to your meal. Doesn’t matter. It will not disappoint.  Read More

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classic french onion soup

There aren’t a lot of things in this world better on a cold winter day than French onion soup. The richness from the caramelized onions. The melted then broiled cheese. The baguette croutons. It’s comfort in a bowl. Deeply satisfying. Wonderfully delicious. Amazing really, that something so good can be so simple.

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