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This edible lasagne cookbook is brilliant – simply layer your filling between its pages. Food for thought from It’s Nice That. Mo.x


It may be raining outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of sunnier climes. It doesn’t take much but the photography in Helen Tsanos Sheinman’s new book, Love, Laughter and Lunch certainly puts us in the holiday mood, with its celebration of the culinary and interior style of Cyprus.

‘Food is nothing without the love of the people who share it,’ says Sheinman, who reconnected with her family heritage to create a book that’s part-memoir, part-travel journal and part recipe book.

It’s not all food, there are plenty of droolworthy interiors shots, too.

Love, Laughter and Lunch, £28, is available from Anthropologie and online from April 22.

Is this a glazed china ornament? Is it a plastic peach? No, it is, of course, a meat fruit, c.1500, made from mandarin, chicken liver parfait and grilled bread.

All this can only mean one thing – Heston Blumenthal has finally come to London, this morning cutting the ribbon to open his restaurant Dinner By Heston (we’re a bit disappointed the ribbon wasn’t made from a massive rasher of bacon, or solidified strawberry jam or something…). Set in the marbled halls of the Mandarin Oriental, this place is a far cry from Bray, and the food will move away from the snail’s porridge – but not very far.

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