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Christmas is coming…

Tesco hand decorated two-tier holly cake £20

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For writers and reviewers, Christmas starts in July, with a host of events to launch the festive season’s goodies. As always with seasonal celebrations, there’s a danger of peaking too soon and getting far too fed up with all the Christmas razzamatazz before the day itself even happens…

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Electrolux Design Lab 2014: Finalists Announced

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Each year, Electrolux hosts a global design competition, where students are asked to submit original concepts based on a particular theme. This year that theme is Creating Healthy Homes and the six finalists have just been announced from an impressive 1,700 entries.

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A clean sweep for the new season…

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After the latest patch of beautiful sunshine, and a surfeit of cakes’n’bakes, we strayed back into barbecue territory, using an old pot-bellied cast iron model we found in the garage, backed up with a few disposable bbq trays to take up the slack when needed…

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Bake overload…

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Is it wrong to be slightly underwhelmed by GBBO this time round? I think I have a bake overload. And since when did everyone refer to a cake of a plate of biscuits (not cookies) as a ‘bake’. Perhaps I’m over-egging the pudding a bit, but…

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Sky high standards

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I have just been seriously impressed and am now in despair over my own cooking skills, having viewed the finale of the 10th series of MasterChef. After 24 episodes the three finalists – Luke, Jack and Ping – battled it out with one of the most complex set of menus imaginable…

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