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Quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie

A really good chewy American chocolate chip cookie is hard to come by here. You find approximations of them in supermarkets, but they’re so loaded with sugar and preservatives that the temporary satisfaction of biting into something toothsome is mitigated … Continue reading

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Chelsea Buns

  “Go to Fitzbillies when you arrive in Cambridge and try their Chelsea Buns. They’re amaaaaaaaazing…” I was reliably told by my friend’s dapper older brother with the floppy Hugh Grant-esque hair. As he was in his third year and … Continue reading

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On waffles, peaches and the joys of not baking

Every kitchen should have a waffle iron. Seriously. Let me explain: I’ve been away on cheesemaking fieldwork for my anthropology dissertation and it’s hot here in the Canaries. Yes, they make cheese in the Canaries, and one of them happens … Continue reading

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