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15 minutes of fame: my Olive Magazine feature

Very special thanks to Shared Table’s lovely sister for uploading the pics. Every year Olive Magazine, published in the UK by the BBC, has a special readers’ edition where readers are invited to submit recipes in a number of categories … Continue reading

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Champagne cream tea: an excuse for old school favourites

Recently my Grandma celebrated a significant birthday and so all the family and her many, many friends got together for a champagne cream tea to toast her health and long life. One of the nicest things about socialising with the … Continue reading

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A very merry Christmas

This Christmas was a year for new traditions chez Shared Table. Not in our home town, in a beautiful borrowed house, with some absent and some new family, this Christmas marked a transition in what we eat to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Real men eat cake

Special thanks to Allison for the gorgeous photos of cake. I don’t think I’ve had an icecream sundae since my 7th birthday. There’s a picture of me and a knickerbocker glory that’s so tall I’m standing on a chair to … Continue reading

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Check out these bad boys: Sarajevo style cevapi. In particular, note the bread, fried on the cevapi hotplate mmmmmm – Cevapi are to the peoples of the Balkans what souvlaki is to the Greeks and kebaps to the Turks. In … Continue reading

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The cult of the bread

I love bread. I have always loved bread. For my 17th birthday my mum gave me a copy of Elizabeth David’s tome ‘English Bread and Yeast Cookery’ and I was dead chuffed. I read it cover to cover, all 500-odd … Continue reading

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The seasons in Serbia: part II

Coming into our building today the smell of roasting red peppers hit as soon as the elevator doors opened. Someone was making ajvar. Further to my first piece on the seasons in Serbia, I am amazed and delighted that making … Continue reading

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