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Christmas cookbooks

Even Japanese cuisine is made simple this Christmas. And when you’ve had your fill of tempting recipes, there’s always Just Soup: Everything You Need in a Bowl

New books by Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann retell the truth that British food came back from the brink. If it were not for the émigré chefs, I hate to think what we would be eating in British restaurants now. Fishfingers à la King, with pea jelly ring? Such horrors existed, or let’s say they were perpetrated, in the 1970s, by Sainsbury’s recipe cards, the Good Housekeeping Institute and in the books of that serial offender
Robert Carrier.

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