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Celebrating the remarkable Elena Salvoni

I love a modest hero. Such a person is Elena Salvoni, a London-born Italian who was the first woman to become a maître d’ in London’s lively Soho restaurant scene. It was Elena Salvoni, more than any before her, who … Continue reading

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Making Do. Pound a Bowl Peperonata

One of life’s mysteries in food is how a bell pepper with no breeding, raised on rock wool in the most artificial of growing conditions can become a star turn. I ponder this when I buy 12-15 red or yellow … Continue reading

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