Category: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

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Honey Roasted Chicken & Sweetcorn Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Americans are good at salads. Salad in the States doesn’t really mean ‘greens’. It means a big plate with a combination of tastes, textures and temperatures – fresh fruit; raw vegetables; salad leaves; a protein; something crisp and a great dressing to bring it all together like Poppyseed, Thousand Island, or the simple perfection of buttermilk-based Ranch.

More importantly, Americans understand how to bring all of these elements together with a dressing, be it poppyseed and peach, Thousand Island (good in its own retro way) or a simple, buttermilk-based ranch

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Skordalia, October 2014

If you like strong, savoury flavours as much as I do, Skordalia is for you. It’s a robust, delicious, and, until you know what’s in it, slightly perplexing Grecian garlic and potato dip, which definitely qualifies as a ‘more than the sum of its parts’ food.

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Toasted Oat Ice Cream

Until I tried this ice cream, I never really realised how much I liked the flavour of oats, or even that I could recognize ‘oat’ as a distinctive taste. Oats have a lovely flavour though, with a full, rich, biscuity taste when toasted; creamy and calming when infused with the milk in this lovely ice cream.

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End-Of-Summer Soup (Or Chicken & Lemon Minestrone)

With the orzo and citrus flavours, this soup is a bit like that Greek lemon and egg broth Avgolemono; with all the vegetables and herbs, it’s similar to an Italian minestrone, albeit without the tomatoes. Either way it’s lovely and warm and filling and tastes like summer into autumn…