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  • The easy way to roast lamb | Back to Basics

    The easy way to roast lamb | Back to Basics

    Preparing a roast dinner is what you've told us makes most of you most nervous. But it needn't be a nightmare of multitasking if you follow these simple steps - starting with this delicious, seasonal roast lambWhen Jane and I were first asked to do this column, we put out a summons on Twitter askin...

  • How to cook with tinned food | Back to basics

    How to cook with tinned food | Back to basics

    Tinned foods often sit forgotten in the cupboard. But if your usual storecupboard supplies won't stretch to a meal, the tin can. Try our 10 tips for tins - and this sardine pasta recipe - and don't forget to share your ideas in the comments below.Several of our early Leon restaurants were designed ...

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  • How to cook broccoli | Back to basics

    How to cook broccoli | Back to basics

    Though lumbered with a divisive reputation, evidence suggests broccoli is popular with kids and adults alike - stick to our two simple rules, and your results will never be mushySome people really don't like broccoli. George Bush Sr actually banned it from Air Force One, announcing: "I haven't lik...

  • How to cook with lemon | Back to Basics

    How to cook with lemon | Back to Basics

    The lemon is almost magical. Its fragrant tang transforms the most mediocre meal into a masterpiece. It rightfully belongs on the table with salt and pepper. Think we're taking the pith? Read on...My wife was a late developer in many ways. She learned to ride a bicycle aged 32, took her driving tes...

  • How to make American pancakes | Back to basics

    How to make American pancakes | Back to basics

    Beginners needn't be afraid of Pancake Day with these foolproof, flip-free American pancake recipes. What are you favourite toppings or pancake tips? Share your ideas below... I'm not a big fan of Pancake Day. When I was little, those thin, crepe-style pancakes - served with a sprinkling of caster ...

  • Is Chicken Breast Always Best? | Back to Basics

    Is Chicken Breast Always Best? | Back to Basics

    We buy more chicken than any other meat, and more breast than any other cut - but we often still find it pretty tricky to cookThe chicken breast symbolises, for me, the moment Britain started to cook again. After several decades in which the nation completely lost interest in preparing its own food ...

  • How to Make a Quick and Easy Salad Dressing | Back to basics

    How to Make a Quick and Easy Salad Dressing | Back to basics

    In the first of a three-part masterclass on the art of making salads, we introduce you to the building blocks of dressings. Arm yourself with some lemon and olive oil and have a go at these recipes to get you started...In the restaurant business, we are obsessed with gross profit (GP). This is the ...

  • Make your own sweet chilli jam | Make Your Own

    Make your own sweet chilli jam | Make Your Own

    A preserve to spice up any dish is an easy recipe to cook up - just keep your fingers away from your eyes!Many chilli jam recipes call for peppers, or ginger, or garlic, or tomatoes, or ... well, you name it. But all you really need is sugar, chillies (obviously), vinegar and a source of pectin, wh...

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  • How to cook the perfect digestive biscuit

    How to cook the perfect digestive biscuit

    It's the good, old British staple - and it's always there for you, come rain or shine. Just don't expect it to actually do anything for your digestion ... OK, the digestive biscuit isn't going to win any prizes for excitement - it lacks the exotic glamour of the garibaldi, the aristocratic connecti...

  • Nigel Slater: five ways to use your loaf

    Nigel Slater: five ways to use your loaf

    One beautiful dough. Five perfect recipes, from olive and thyme focaccia to pizza and maple syrup walnut bunsA bag of flour, a packet or two of dried yeast, salt and some warm water and you could make a couple of loaves. But you could also make one loaf and some pizza, a herb-freckled, olive oil-dr...

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