87. Mini beef wellingtons

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I can rarely be bothered to do a roast on Sundays but this dish satisfies that Sunday urge for meat and fat, without quite so much time and effort.

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54. Pot-roast beef with port & juniper berries

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In her new programme on BBC2 Lorraine enthuses about the “Street Food revolution” sweeping across Britain. Apparently it’s never been easier to get good quality fresh food on the street. Maybe if you live in London. Down here in Tiverton, street food is still hot dogs and scaldingly hot tea.

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41. Not-so-Cornish pasties with sturdy shortcrust pastry

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Today it’s a double whammy for pasty lovers: the government backtracks on the infamous pasty tax; and I share Lorraine’s pasty recipe. Today’s news signals the end to a short but passionate battle by bakers to change the budget measure. I had hoped to see the people of Cornwall throwing boatloads of pasties into the sea, but it was not to be (explanation of humorous historical allusion here).
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