Recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s favourite rice recipes | Food

Rice is one of my main comforts these days, not least because this special grain transports me wherever I want to go – all from the confines of my own kitchen, of course. The thing about rice is, it has a dynamic wardrobe. Yes, it’s small and unassuming, and it does subtlety really well –plain and buttered? I’ll definitely have that – but leave rice with a choice of costumes and, well, things soon get really colourful. Rice looks just as good dressed in the flavours of the Mediterranean as it does dolled up in Persian cardamom and lime. In fact, it looks good no matter what it has on, and I think it sort of knows it, too.

Mediterranean-style fried rice with anchovy lemon dressing (pictured above)

This has all the wonderful qualities of classic fried rice, with those lovely crisp bits and salty bits, except here they’re

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for cherry almond tart and strawberry parfait | Food

I’m packing a picnic. (Give me a pork pie, a punnet of cherries and a picnic rug and I could barely be happier.) The best picnic food is inevitably the simplest. Nothing fussy; nothing that will wilt or dry up or spill. Just lovely big food to share. A pie, a tart, a big bag or two of fruit. Oh, and a bottle of ginger beer.

If it is to be a proper picnic, there has to be some seasonal fruit. Generally, I would say that cherries travel most successfully when kept cool by ice packs, but another way is to bake them into a tart and take the whole thing, baking tray and all, with you. Make it a deep tart rather than the sort of shallow tart you find in

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10 fair food recipes that you can make at home

Deep-fried Oreos, corn dogs, various meats on a stick, giant turkey legs as well as other odd and unique foods have become a much-anticipated staple of summer fairs and festivals.

However, with fairs, festivals and other outdoor gatherings cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these savory and sweet summer treats won’t be making their rounds to local communities.

Don’t let the virus rob you of indulging in some of your favorite summer treats. The Greeley Tribune has compiled a list of 10 recipes for favorite fair food treats that you can make at home.  A note for shopping — with fair food being synonymous with deep-frying, you might want to stock up on the oil!

  1. Deep-Fried Oreos are a dessert consisting of an Oreo dipped in batter and deep-fried to a golden crispy brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Take the joy one step further by dipping them in chocolate
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Think fig! 17 heavenly recipes for the soft fruit, from pizza toppings to poached puddings | Fruit

Obviously, the best way to eat a fig is straight from the tree, in the shade, while the fruit is still warm from the sun. This isn’t always possible, though, in which case allow me to make the case for the fig as a canape. A fresh fig, sliced open enough to admit a dollop of dolcelatte or another blue cheese as this recipe suggests, is simplicity itself. If you prefer something warmer, switch the dolcelatte for goat’s cheese and roast the fruit.

Pizza with figs and parma ham
Pizza with figs and parma ham. Photograph: Максим Крысанов/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Stuffing a fig will introduce you to its two best friends: salty cheese and fancy ham. If you want to experience this taste sensation, but don’t often get the opportunity to neatly pick such canapes off a silver tray at a snooty event, you can always just bung them on a pizza instead. Food and

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