Wild mushroom lasagne

Lasagne of chanterelles

To make this you need a glass or ceramic baking dish approx 30cm x 15cm x 4cm. Serves 2. For the bechamel sauce: 80g unsalted butter 80g plain flour 600ml semi skimmed milk (half fat) Pinch of salt, black pepper and grated nutmeg   Additional ingredients: 350g wild mushrooms cut into 1cm pieces (I used [...]

Eating and drinking at the Arsenal

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul,” wrote Oscar Wilde in 1890. In 2013, the Arsenal celebrates 100 years in Islington. At the time of going to press, the club is making a fortune but the skinflint regime in charge isn’t prepared to invest [...]

Eating out: Au 14 Fevrier, Lyon


Au 14 Fevrier describes itself as a Franco-Japanese fusion restaurant. As with many very good French restaurants, the chef, Tsuyoshi Arai, is Japanese. He describes his food, accurately, as ten per cent Japanese and 90 per cent French. I usually run a mile from ‘fusion food’. Especially when I’m visiting another country and want to [...]

It’s not every day you discover a new type of doughnut


Especially on Gray’s Inn Road, in the King’s Cross hinterlands. But French bakery Aux Pains de Papy has just opened up there, at number 279. They’re a small French chain that has looks set to take London by storm with their secret weapon of bugnes: mini doughnuts that they flavour with orange blossom water. Very [...]


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