Rowley Leigh's dish of stuffed vegetables
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Petits farcis

There are as many ‘petits farcis’ as there are cooks but stuffing vegetables should be about intelligent use of leftovers

A dish of roast duck with cherries as prepared by Rowley Leigh
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Roast duck with cherries

It is the sweet and sour element that gives these cherries their special affinity with the richness of roast duck

Rowley Leigh's cuttlefish stew with beets, chilli and orange
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Cuttlefish stew with beets, chilli and orange

I know nothing marine that stands up to long cooking or yields so much to a stew as the cuttlefish

Rabbit with orecchiette
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Rabbit with orecchiette

I was shown a magnificent plump rabbit. After consultation with my host I resolved that we needed three such beauties

Mussels and potatoes

Near the Puglian coast, in not much more than a Portakabin, we sat down to the piscine feast of our lives

Apricot galettes
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The Paris baker: apricot galettes

Sweet, golden-coloured fruit and the lightest of pastry combine to make a mouth-watering treat

Strawberry pie

Strawberry pie

While unlikely to be perfect, this pie is as good a taste of an English summer’s day as you could hope for

Raspberry cream profiteroles
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The Paris baker: raspberry cream profiteroles

The lightness and tender crispness of these pastries are what makes them special

Rowley Leigh's cecina and French bean salad
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Cecina and French bean salad

Chickpeas are the common denominator, whether you are eating garbanzos in Valencia or socca in Nice

Cherry, pistachio and coconut cake
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A taste of the Middle East from Honey & Co’s chefs

Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer live and cook in London but miss their native Israel and its food. These recipes are reprinted from their cookbook

Summer food: Return of the soda fountain

The owners of a busy Brooklyn outfit explain why this fixture of 1950s America has re-emerged – and suggest two old favourites to froth up at home

Spanish gold: exclusive recipes from chef Sam Clark

The chef at Morito in London revisits the flavours of her journeys to Spain in five recipes

The Paris baker: honey & walnut cheesecake

Ricotta, honey and toasted walnuts transform the classic cheesecake

Tomato, fennel and anchovy tart

There are times when the contents of a tart require a strong casing to keep them in line

Spinach sformato with chicken livers

‘The sformato is a noble edifice – a typical example of the Italian urge to give classical form to even the simplest ideas’

The Paris baker: strawberry shortcake

The strawberry season is upon us, and what better way to enjoy it than with shortcake?

Guinea fowl all’arrabiata

‘Arrabiata is usually applied to pasta but fish, meat and poultry can all be made quite angry when cooked in this way’

The food of love

At their ‘crazy, sexy, noisy’ London restaurant Honey & Co, husband and wife Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer cook up the rich and fragrant flavours of the Middle East

Two recipes with broad beans

‘Broad beans are the sophisticate’s favourite vegetable, even more than fresh peas’

Squid, celery and tomato salad

‘Squid must either be seized very briefly with a fierce heat or gently braised for a long time and with enough liquid to slowly become tender’