Lara Cory

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  • Half-baked ideas

    Thursday August 23rd, 2012

    It couldn't be easier really. You get the convenience of off-the-shelf with the aroma and freshly-baked quality of home made.

  • The North Pole Pub, Islington

    Thursday August 9th, 2012

    An independent free house, The North Pole is everything a pub should be; comfortable, excellent beers from far and wide, excellent food and good tunes. There's nothing left to say really. If it's your local, and hell, even if it isn't, don't waste time anywhere else.

  • The Big Kitchen in the country house

    Thursday July 26th, 2012

    Pigs don their wellies on Alex James' farm for the launch of 'Jamie Oliver Presents The Big Feastival with Alex James'

  • Rachael Lane's South American Grill Cook Book

    Sunday July 22nd, 2012

    From the opening double spread featuring a rack of raw lamb, to the various gratuitous meat shots through out, South American Grill is a meat-lover's paradise.

  • Harrod's Cirque du Sweet

    Sunday July 22nd, 2012

    If you're nose doesn't lead you there, just follow the yellow-bulbs literally lighting the way. Stands and centrepieces packed with colourful displays beckon and row and after row of brightly boxed sweeties make the new store hard to resist.

  • Carluccio's Summer Picnic Hamper

    Tuesday May 29th, 2012

    For £45, the Carluccio's Classic hamper combined with a crisp, chilled white wine and a sunny day, would make a picnic outing or lunch on the terrace an absolute delight. I think I may have been won over to the picnic lifestyle after all.

  • Jubilee Round up. We mean it Ma'am!

    Tuesday May 29th, 2012

    Some pubs are doing tongue-in-cheek Jubilee nods and the big brands are releasing commemorative gifts that might become a family heirloom one day or have been creative with recipes for celebrating this big event. However you choose to mark the occasion, you'll be sure to find some way to tip your hat for Lizzie's big moment.

  • Lamb Loin and Savoury Marshmallow served with a Chocolate Port Sauce

    Friday May 25th, 2012

     Inspired by a snack from Anderson’s childhood in America, the s’more – a campfire treat made by sandwiching toasted marshmallows between two biscuits with a piece of chocolate – the ‘Around the World on One Plate’ recipe is a savoury interpretation of this snack and features a savoury marshmallow on a biltong twig, served with loin of lamb and dressed with a rich chocolate and port sauce.

  • A Room with a view

    Thursday April 26th, 2012

    The Sky Lounge in the Double Tree Hilton at Tower of London is the sort of place where a glass of wine doesn’t quite suffice. By all means, if that's your tipple, make your choice from the menu, but on the 12th floor with views like that, a cocktail or at least a glass of champagne feels more appropriate.

  • Lemon Curd Cupcake Recipe

    Saturday April 21st, 2012

    The recipe is Stork's Easy to Mix Baking Liquid lemon cupcakes, but with an added swirl of lemon curd to make them extra special.

  • Luxury this Easter

    Thursday March 29th, 2012

    Hand made in either milk or white chocolate and exploding with nuts or freeze-dried berries, these beauties are like the Ferarri of Easter fun. If you're looking to impress someone this year, or just sick of keeping the purse strings tight, this is the perfect way to go all out for Easter this year.

  • Spring is in the air at Fifteen Cornwall

    Friday March 23rd, 2012

    To celebrate the very best of the season’s produce the social enterprise restaurant is hosting another Farmers’ Markets on Saturday 24th March

  • Galvin's Demoiselle at Harrods

    Wednesday March 21st, 2012
  • The Debated History of the Simnel Cake

    Monday March 19th, 2012

    Simnel Cake is an Easter time fruit cake, made with lemon, dried fruits and peel, treacle and marzipan. It turns out that an interesting mythology has formed around this ancient fruity fare. 

  • Champagne Cocktails with the Master

    Wednesday March 7th, 2012

    Cocktail Masterclasses at La Pont de La Tour with Mr Popovic are a splendid way to enjoy a Monday evening. A perfect way to enjoy a quiet drink with a friend and learn a thing or two from someone who understands the mysterious way of the cocktail.

  • JUS-ROL™ With It

    Wednesday February 29th, 2012

    Jamie Oliver makes it all look so easy doesn't he? Well I've tried and it's not. Bread making is all about effort and time and I have neither of those two things. But I do want steaming dinner rolls bought fresh from the oven to my dinner table. 

  • The Angel and Crown

    Thursday February 9th, 2012

    If you can squeeze your way through the throng over to the stairs in the corner, you’ll be whisked away to a quiet, understated and stylish dining room. It doesn’t feel as if you’ve left the fun downstairs, on the contrary, this dining room feels the place to be, a secret for those in the know.

  • Top Places to Romance your Valentine

    Wednesday February 8th, 2012

    here are hearts and roses in every store from stationers to bakeries. London loves to celebrate the international day of love, the day you can be excused for random acts of romance. Restaurants across the city are preparing for their biggest night of the year where couples in love dine on aphrodisiac-inspired menus and put away glasses and glasses of bubbly.Now we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't bring you the best places to dine on this all-hallowed eve. So here it is lovers, cast your fluttering eyes on this list of romantical restaurant events in the month of February;

  • Best Bistros in London

    Monday February 6th, 2012

    This is our Top 5 Bistros in London right here, where the steak and chips are always good, the host is the heart and soul of the room and a good time is always guaranteed.

  • The Green, Green Grass of Home -The Best of British Cheeses

    Friday January 20th, 2012

    Both traditional and modern British cheeses are up to the task of satisfying our demanding, modern palates. I was pleasantly surprised by the textures and intensity of flavours from these modern varieties and will definitely be more inclined to choose locally in the future.