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Gin, vermouth, pernod and grenadine - the perfect pick me up after a bad day.
These warm, rich, melting chocolate cakes are a boost to romance for sure, but also a patch up for heartbreak, a solitary treat, or a dinner party classic.
There’s debate over whether this qualifies as a martini, in which case, I suppose it’s just a “French”, which somehow sounds a lot dirtier.
Rosé, prosecco, raspberries, strawberries and rose petals combine to form the most luxurious Valentines sangria
Any steak will be improved by the addition of a bourbon butter sauce.
Whisky and deep fried mars bars - it must be Burns night!
My sister is going for her Master of Wine and these are her recommendations for New Zealand Pinot Noir.
A French 75 - named after a 75mm field gun, because apparently drinking a couple would make you feel like you'd been shelled.
I first drank fig martinis at a cookery class in Istanbul. They're divine, and the perfect drink to celebrate the end of the festive season
These port jellies do not need to be passed. Get one. Keep it. Eat it. Be happy.
Port, cinnamon and a cloved roasted orange - this is the ultimate mulled wine for the holiday season.
Rich hot chocolate, spiked with peppermint schnapps and stirred with a candy cane - Christmas in a glass.
Little pots of tender duck, hot buttered toast for scooping and spreading, cranberry confit on the side, and a glass of red wine.
Hot buttered rum - the perfect winter warming cocktail. The butter mixture can be made in advance so it's ideal for parties
These Christmas Cupcakes are just the thing to restore festive spirits following an encounter with any kind of stripping mythical creature.
This pork and cider sauce makes the house smell enticingly of Christmas. The cider reduces down into a sweet thick gravy.
Salmon and bok choi with a sesame, soy, chili sauce. A spicy antidote after a week of turkey.
A lychee fizz - the perfect drink for Sneak Like a Ninja Day.
Spice up your Thanksgiving table with this cranberry confit.
Wild mushroom risotto - you put the love in, you definitely get the love out.
Hot apple punch made with roasted apples and cloves - the perfect drink to warm your hands on a cold autumn evening.
Rosemary for remembrance cake, in celebration of All Souls day.
The Satan's Whisker is a serious cocktail that ought to be drunk around a fire, listening to someone read ghost stories aloud.
Home made tagliatelle with white truffle. Will get you laid even if you bought your wife a juicer for your wedding anniversary.
There’s something about cheesecake that seems so celebratory to me. Its golden creamy richness takes decadence to a level way beyond cake cake.
Imam bayildi ('the priest wept') is one of the all time great, most delicious ways to eat aubergine/eggplant.
Juiced pomegranates are terribly pre-Raphaelite, the very essence of exoticism. Add a little bit of sugar to take off the tannic edge and mix with vodka for a decadent cocktail.
Here's the thing, if you boil the sausages first before roasting in chianti you'll get rid of some of the fat.
This week it\'s the chianti harvest. Young Chianti, (up to $20) is a great pizza and pasta wine, perfect with tomato sauces and spicy salami.
There are few more lovely things than an array of multicoloured heirloom tomatoes. Personally? I like them on homemade pizza.
Bourbon cherries and cherry bourbon - what better way to use the abundance of cherries at the end of summer?
The ultimate chocolate birthday cake passed on by Jon's mum and baked for every Roberts celebration.
Cinnamon buns adapted from an Amish recipe. It’s proper old fashioned cooking, with a gentle rhythm that can’t be rushed.
Flavour vodka with rosemary and lavender (really easy). Add quality apple juice. Drink.