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Not a definitive list - but definitely some of our favourites!


We'll add new ones, as and when, and wherever possible we've acknowledged the source and/or whoever recommended it. 


To be frank, it's very handy to refer to the recipes on the tablet or dreaded smartphone, when you are in the kitchen, cooking.

This is a new take on an old favourite – and it's a tasty meal that can be prepared well in advance for summer guests. Thanks to Peter and Julie for the recipe!

 coronation chicken




1 onion, sliced
3tbsp curry paste (eg Patak's Tikka Paste)
250g Greek yoghurt
3tbsp mayonnaise
3tbsp mango chutney (not easy to source in France so I substituted it with apricot jam and a splash of red wine vinegar. Seems to work.)
1kg cooked chicken, cooled and stripped
2 sticks celery chopped
75g dried apricots, chopped
Large handful of coriander, roughly chopped
4 Spring onions, finely sliced to garnish
25g almonds, toasted for dressing.



    1.  Fry the onion until softened, then add the curry paste and fry together for 2/3 minutes.
      2. Transfer to a bowl, allow to cool slightly and then stir in the yoghurt, mayonnaise, chutney, chicken, celery and apricots (keep a few back for garnish)
      3.  Season to taste then serve scattered with coriander, spring onion, apricots and toasted almonds



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