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  • Welcome to September's Observer Food Monthly

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    This month, we have Nadine Levy Redzepi's practical, tempting family recipes, the story of amateurs turned professional chefs at Darjeeling Express, and Simon Hopkinson's classic cookbook Roast Chicken and Other Stories Chefs continue to intrigue and amaze us, but what fascinates me just as much is the food we cook at home. The everyday, essential sustenance we make for ourselves and those we love: an early meal for the kids; a meticulously planned celebration dinner; a slightly pissed midnight fridge raid. I am clearly not alone. The interest in cookbooks by home cooks is heartwarming...
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  • Darjeeling Express: the amateur cooks turned professional chefs

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    The kitchen at London's Darjeeling Express is unlike any other. It's home to a remarkable team of women who have never cooked professionally “Some people come for the food, some people come for the story,” says Asma Khan , in a quiet moment at her new restaurant, Darjeeling Express, near London's Carnaby Street. The food is from the streets and homes of Kolkata, with the occasional trip to Hyderabad and Darjeeling; the story is that it's cooked by a team of women with no former professional kitchen experience. Khan, unfailingly described as “a force” by everyone who meets her, is tired but...
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