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Festivals & Events

Dresden Festival Orchestra’s DREAMSTAGE debut

Concert takes place 12 September 2020 In spite of the coronavirus-induced cancellation of the 2020 Dresden Music Festival, the Dresden Festival Orchestra conducted by Josep Caballé Domenech will celebrate Beethoven Year 2020 with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphonies No 1 and 2 on 12 September 2020. The concert will be broadcast live from the Löwensaal in […]

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Destinations

Volcanoes to the Devil’s Nose

The Avenue of the Volcanoes has been well named. Anna Hyman and Jackie Marriott joined the mountainous route close to Quito the capital of Ecuador and followed it to Riobamba marvelling at its snow-capped volcano summits, stunning valley scenery, the Devils Nose railway, small towns with lively markets, friendly people and their interesting way of […]

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The Kings of Ham and Cheese

Ham and cheese are a winning combination. And when the ham is Prosciutto de Parma and the cheese Parmigiano Reggiano the combination is sublime, Mary Curry explains A light lunch of ham and cheese The traffic had been heavy and Andrea was running late, she had popped round with some shopping and had apologised for […]

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Lizi’s Super Muesli

‘Have you burnt something’ asked a young voice from next door’s garden. There was nothing for it, I had to confess, yes I had. I had been making granola, put it in the oven, came upstairs to the computer, and had completely forgotten about the oven until the smell not only reached me but next […]

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Book Reviews

How to Raise a Loaf – and fall in in love with sourdough

I have to confess that in spite of having been on a short bread making course, and having a grandfather who was a master baker, I am really not very good at making bread. But I am getting better and I am desperate to improve. What was I eating? Learning to make decent bread has […]

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Book Reviews

South

South, or to give it its full title South – Essential Recipes and New Explorations is the second book written by the renowned American chef Sean Brock. Originally hailing from Virginia Sean was brought up to eat what his family grew and according to what was to hand and in season. It is a practice […]